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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 ...

In Queer Time is coming to GOMA this August

The program brings together a selection of films which delve into these three areas. The first key reoccurring theme in the program is notions of family time, both biological and chosen. Woven throughout some of the films are the complicated relationships between queerness and motherhood. In some examples we encounter tense, complex and traumatic depictions of motherhood. In others, we are faced with figures who fulfill or take on matriarchal roles. Another important idea is that queer ...

Kaleidoscope is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this August!

Kaleidoscope scales a deceptively simple optical device to epic proportions, allowing you to step inside a constantly shifting illusion. A brand-new solo project by one of the masterminds behind House of Mirrors and 1000 Doors, Kaleidoscope provides the brave and adventurous with a new and different space to explore, contemplate, and dream.   //   An experience that disorientates the senses and challenges our preconceptions, providing access to a new kind of engagement ...

Everybody’s Oma Q&A screening is coming to Dendy Coorparoo!

Fresh from sold out sessions at the Sydney Film Festival comes the heart-warming story, Everybody’s Oma. Filmmaker Jason van Genderen is obsessed with making home videos about his family, and their Dutch matriarch, Hendrika van Genderen, otherwise known as Oma. He and his wife Megan embrace caring for Oma’s dementia in increasingly whimsical ways, accidentally turning her into an online celebrity. Their unassuming home videos, shot during the pandemic, attract over 100,000,000 ...

Natalya Hughes’s The Interior Exhibition

Interested in the role of women and their historical absence from positions of power, the part-professional part-domestic setting conjured by The Interior plays with gendered power dynamics between public and private space. The couches that dot the gallery take their lush contours from the shapes of the female body, and their detailed upholstery sees motifs of eyes, rats, and snakes from Freud’s patient case studies ripple over the space in fleshy tones.   //   Audie...

Women Make Film – A New Road Movie Through Cinema is screening at GOMA this month!

Executive produced by Tilda Swinton – who also serves as a narrator, alongside noted actors such as Jane Fonda, Kerry Fox and Thandie Newton – Women Make Film is an engaging and entertaining survey that opens audiences’ eyes to the powerful work produced by women in a frequently male-dominated industry. Women Make Film - A New Road Movie Through Cinema 3 July - 7 August 2022 GOMA, Brisbane www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

Our Blood Runs in the Street is coming to Metro Arts this week!

Blending physical theatre with verbatim text, the production creates a searing and unapologetic look at how prejudice and bias have contributed to the violence against LGTBQI+ Australians for decades.   //   Our Blood Runs in the Street 13 - 16 July 2022 Metro Arts, West End, Brisbae www.metroarts.com.au

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Terrain is returning to QPAC this August!

Choreographed by Frances Rings, Terrain is a breathtaking exploration of our largest salt lake. The nine-part performance evokes the power of body and land converging to bring spirit to place. Stand with us and feel the ancestral ties that bind people to Country: a rich cultural spine stretching through the generations. Watch the waters rise and fall as we reconnect with the energy of land and the resilient spirit of the people who care for its future.   //   Featur...

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 ...