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The 2022 Italian Film Festival returns this spring – with first highlights being announced!

The 2022 Festival opens in Brisbane on 21 September with Italian box office hit BELLI CIAO, starring comedic duo Pio and Amedeo. It follows two formerly inseparable friends who reunite in their hometown in Puglia after years apart, resulting in an entertaining north versus south culture clash. Opening Night receptions will include delicious Italian antipasti, Santa Margherita Prosecco and more. Direct from the Cannes Film Festival is this year's Festival Centrepiece NOSTALGIA, directed ...

Scandinavian Film Festival: Margrete – Queen of the North Movie Review

With unease just under the surface and enemies all around, Margrete will have to face one of her toughest challenges. A task that will redefine her sense of self and show her ultimate strength and love for her country. A strength that comes at the cost of her feelings of motherhood.   //   When watching a foreign film and recognising few if any of the actors, the ability to get lost in the story is enhanced. There isn’t the distraction of career-established personas to ...

BORLFF – Brisbane Only Rotoscoped Lightning Film Festival is launching this month!

The BORLFF program comprises a lovingly curated selection of odd and wonderful films from the 1950s through to the 1990s, each — crucially — featuring at least one scene with a hand-drawn lightning effect. Why theme a film festival around this, you ask? Well, because it rules. Obviously.   //   The festival will run over a two-week period as a series of themed double features, all at Brisbane’s beautiful New Farm Cinemas. Tickets are available for individual ...

The Big Bike Film Night will be touring Australia throughout August to October!

This year’s treasure chest of films includes one rider’s colourful adventure through dramatic landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons; a small School’s ambitious plan to create a sustainable way to increase students hauora (a Māori philosophy of health and well-being); three friends mission to the centre of South America on a treacherous 2500-kilometre bike and raft trip; a camp designed for female athletes to ride together and progress together; a group of young rowdies ...

The 2022 Calsberg Scandinavian Film Festival full programme has been revealed!

This year’s specially curated selection encompasses films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden with a number arriving direct from this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Opening the Festival is the Australian Premiere of MARGRETE – QUEEN OF THE NORTH (Margrete den første), a lavish historical drama set in 1402 from acclaimed director Charlotte Sieling. It explores the legacy and dilemmas faced by Denmark’s Queen Margrete (the brilliant Trine Dyrholm) a visionary ruler who ...

The Power and Passion of Jane Campion retrospective is coming to GOMA

Winner of multiple Academy Awards and the first female filmmaker to be awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, her films have been celebrated for their unique vision and subversive portrayals of women rejecting the strictures of their societies. This program presents all of Campion’s features to date, along with a curated selection of her short films. After studying filmmaking at Sydney’s Australian Film, Television and Radio School in the early 1980s, the success of ...

Broad Encounters new immersive theatre experience – Love Lust Lost – is coming to Brisbane this July!

The troublemakers and disrupters of Broad Encounters have been embroiling themselves in a fresh intoxication - one of love, lust . . . and loss. In this scintillating, adults-only immersive theatrical adventure, the collective take on the timeless tales of Jules Verne, Hans Christian Anderson and Joseph Conrad, in a collision that promises adventures in an intricate and enthralling underworld of terrible sacrifice, sweet surrender, lost souls and a whole lot of fun. The real story of the ...

The Speigeltent is back with the smash hit Champagne-Cabaret, Blanc De Blanc Encore!

As part of Brisbane Festival’s early event program 2022, The Spiegeltent will be setting up at its new Northshore home, Twilight Electric, from 27 July for a strictly limited season. This is the return of the hit 2019 Brisbane Festival show, Blanc de Blanc Encore, which has broken box-office records across Australia since its Sydney Opera House premiere. It’s time to re-immerse yourself in the hedonistic, glamorous and extravagant world of vintage French flair, risqué humour, ...

The Carlsberg Scandinavian Film Festival set to return this Winter!

From the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week is Finland’s The Woodcutter Story (Metsurin tarina), the directorial debut from Mikko Myllylahti. In an idyllic village, Pepe the woodcutter’s quiet life is suddenly torn apart by a series of tragic events over the course of a few days but he seems to be fine with it, as if he held a secret to existence that is hard to grasp. This idiosyncratic black comedy direct from Cannes had many people talking and will certainly be a highlight of ...

Pixar Putt is teeing of at Northshore Brisbane this June!

Australia’s much loved open-air mini golf sensation is made up of interactive putt-putt holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles, Luca, plus many more! This latest Brisbane season will also feature brand-new holes from Pixar’s two latest releases, Turning Red and Lightyear. Putt your way around 9 or 18 holes at Northshore Brisbane, for a strictly limited season starting 3:00pm ...