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Margaret Pomeranz

At The Movies maven Margaret Pomeranz is a very special guest at Melbourne International Film Festival this year for the Talking Pictures program of filmmaker events. Margaret will present an exclusive Q&A with French director Catherine Breillat, and appear as a panelist on the To Make or Break – Do Critics Matter discussion.
We have two double passes to each session to giveaway to At The Movies fans! Answer the question below in an email and we'll contact the winners direct. Entries close Wednesday 6 August at 12 midday.

To win tickets: email with the subject 'Catherine Breillat' and answer this question: As an actress, in which film did Catherine Breillat make her screen debut? Let us know which event you'd like to attend.


Catherine Breillat: Directing Masterclass

Friday 8 August, 7.30pm
The Wheeler Centre
At the Movies' Margaret Pomeranz talks to revered French auteur Catherine Breillat (Sex is Comedy, MIFF 2002; Romance, MIFF 1999) about confronting yourself on film in her latest and most uncompromising work, Abuse of Weakness (MIFF 2014). 

To Make or Break – Do Critics Matter

Saturday 9 Aug, 1.30pm
The Wheeler Centre
Can a critic really ‘make' a film? Can someone's opinion really destroy a potential cinematic success, even before it hits the screen? Does the loudest opinion matter most, and are there some films that are truly ‘critic-proof'? Tom Ryan talks to The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney, Margaret Pomeranz (ABC's At The Movies), Karl Quinn (National Film Editor, The Age), Joel Pearlman (Managing Director, Roadshow Films) and revered Australian director Fred Schepisi (The Eye of the Storm, MIFF 2011).