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British Film Festival announces Australian premiere of Supernova

A heart-rending modern love story about a couple struggling with a diagnosis of early-onset dementia, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci deliver beautifully tender performances in Supernova. Together, they plan a road trip through England, to reconnect with friends and family and visit the places of their past. As their journey progresses, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never ...

The 2020 British Film Festival returns to Australian screens this November!

The British Film Festival celebrates the finest filmmakers and acting talent British cinema has to offer and the 2020 programme features some of the most anticipated films of the year – from powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries. Highlights include: AMMONITE from writer/director Francis Lee. Having just debuted in the UK to rave reviews, the film, set in 1840s England stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as a palaeontology pioneer and a ...

Ordinary Justice Movie Review

It’s told mostly through the actions of a little girl and a young woman who are left stranded outside the courtroom while one of the parents is inside enduring the reality of the law. At first, the two women have no interaction, this ever so slowly changes as time draws on and boredom sets in.   //   Taking so much time to establish a relationship between the two main players forces you to discard your usual thirst for quick dramatic tension. It eases you into a view ...

Journey to Italy with a programme of new cinema for the 2020 ST. ALi Italian Film Festival!

The ST. ALi Italian Film Festival will open with a new live-action version of the classic fairy tale PINOCCHIO. From the Director of Gomorrah and Dogman, Matteo Garrone’s seven-time Nastro d’Argento award-winner is an enthralling gothic fantasy starring Roberto Benigni as the woodcutter Geppetto. To celebrate the 20th anniversary - and in honour of the late great Ennio Morricone, one of the world's greatest film composers – the Festival will close with Giuseppe Tornatore’s MALENA ...

Throttle – A B-grade thriller – is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

A single pane of glass allows us to feel separated from the world outside. It absorbs road rage and shields us when we sing along to the car stereo, but what happens when we’re invaded in that bubble of safety? Throttle is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!   //   Scream with delight, dive under the dashboard or grip the hand of your fellow passenger and ignite some fun-fuelled passion. Buckle your seatbelts. You’re in for a ride. Throttle 23 – 26 ...

Studio Ghibli Film Festival is coming to Dendy Coorparoo!

Check out our magical lineup of 22 animated classics and beloved favourites from one of the most acclaimed studios in the world, Studio Ghibli, headed by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki and home of some of the most revered and beloved animated works to have ever graced the screen.   //   Don't miss out on one of the most enchanting big screen experiences ever. All films are in original Japanese Language with English Subtitles. Studio Ghibli Film Festival September ...

Megan Washington is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

The first single ‘Dark Parts’ off her new 2020 album has been raucously received with rave reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Junkee, and Rolling Stone.   //   This intimate experience, in the old-world setting of The Tivoli, will be a hell of a party. Dress code: you’re invited to observe the theme – fancy in black and white. Megan Washington 12 & 13 September, 2020 The Tivoli, Brisbane www.brisbanefestival.com.au

Brisbane International Film Festival 2020 now on sale!

Presented by the Australian Cinémathèque at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and city-wide cinema partners, BIFF 2020 launches on Thursday 1 October with the Australian premiere of Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s High Ground 2020 and closes on Sunday 11 October with the world premiere of Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin’s inspiring documentary Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra 2020. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queenslanders would be eager to return to the ...

The world premiere of Silence is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

Conversations not being heard and responses that are muted. A drum beats and bodies thrash through frequencies to uncover what lies in the Silence. There is Silence between stars as the emu travels across the night sky, or the dancer’s energy when they hit the cut between rhythms. It’s also the deafening silence under white noise. The same questions echoed through generations.   //   We’ve marched across Country. We’ve had promises made and broken. We’ve ...

Palace announces ST.ALi is the new Principal Partner of the Italian Film Festival!

Palace Cinemas CEO Benjamin Zeccola says of the announcement, “Italy is synonymous with coffee, and when it comes to coffee in Australia, all roads lead to ST. ALi. They have done for café culture what Palace has done for cinema – we both respect and value quality and like to do things a little differently. This really is a perfect partnership.” ST. ALi specialty coffee owner Salvatore Malatesta is proud of the new association with Australia’s largest independent cinema group, ...