Cannes titles Amour and Moonrise Kingdom feature in the 2012 MIFF program.
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5 Jun 2012 - 10:44 AM  UPDATED 5 Jun 2012 - 10:44 AM

The Melbourne International Film Festival has revealed a few highlights from its 2012 program, with big Cannes drawcards such as Michael Haneke's Palm d'or winner Amour, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, and Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, figuring in the lineup.

The announcement comes on the eve of the Sydney Film Festival where these titles will have their Australian premieres.

Melbournians will also have the opportunity to see Berlin Film Festival favourites such as Barbara (pictured) and Tabu.

The list of 16 feature films announced in the line-up follows earlier news that Wayne Blair's The Sapphires will open MIFF on August 2.

Organisers have also revealed a look at this year's commemorative poster, which triumphantly champions the 35mm format.

FEATURE FILMS

100 Bloody Acres
Ace Attorney
Amour
Barbara
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Headshot
I Wish
Last Dance
Monsieur Lazhar
Moonrise Kingdom
Postcards from the Zoo
Ruby Sparks
Sister
Tabu
The Loneliest Planet
Your Sister's Sister

SHORTS
I Kill
Paperman
The Man That Got Away
Yardbird

The complete MIFF lineup will be announced on July 13.