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Japanese Film Festival is coming to Brisbane this month!

This year when you meet us at the cinema, you might join forces with an unlikely team, who work to uncover the secrets that lie behind the first map of Japan. You may even meet a quirky pair of teenage assassins learning to cohabitate and adjust to the facade of ‘normal life’, or four elite chefs in Tokyo who work tirelessly to perfect their craft.   //   Featuring the latest box office hits alongside rare 35mm film screenings of master filmmaker Mikio Naruse’s ...

The Flying Fists of Joyce Godenzi is coming to The Australian Cinémathèque!

In a brief but unforgettable career, Joyce Godenzi established herself as a consistently electric presence in a variety of film genres – most notably as a stylishly skilful star of some of Hong Kong’s premier action films. Born in Hong Kong in 1965, Godenzi initially found fame upon winning the 1984 Miss Hong Kong pageant. She parlayed this newfound celebrity into an acting career with roles in Lam Ngai Kai’s The Ghost Snatchers 1986 and The Seventh Curse 1986, before her breakth...

Still Lives is now playing at GOMA!

From the macabre to the magnificent, the films included in this program delve into varying cinematic ruminations on life; its creation, preservation, and ultimate transfiguration.   //   Selected titles include: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1989 (Peter Greenaway), Flux Gourmet 2022 (Peter Strickland), Death Becomes Her 1992 (Robert Zemeckis), Still Life 2006 (Jia Zhangke), 24 Frames 2017 (Abbas Kiarostami), A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence ...

Brisbane International Film Festival is back for another year with flicks from across the world!

BIFF is a celebration of cinema in Brisbane’s cultural heartland, attracting award-winning international films combined with world-class Australian and independent cinema releases. In addition to being an iconic arts and culture festival, BIFF drives significant economic impact to the City through interstate and travelling intrastate guests and audiences, as well as profiling the region to filmmakers and screen industry professionals on a global stage.   //   Over ...

The Cunard British Film Festival 2022 Program has been unveiled!

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the festival will deliver a number of exclusive premieres of highly anticipated films in addition to a fabulous selection of dramas, documentaries and comedies, the majority of which are screening for the first time in Australia. Opening the festival nationally on 19 October (18 October in Adelaide) is the premiere of MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS, a whimsical tale based on the popular novel. Starring the fabulous Lesley Melville as the titular Mrs. ...

Italian Film Festival – Power of Rome Movie Review

Framing the tale of Rome around an actor playing Cesar and explaining the events surrounding that tragic leader’s fate is a novel way to begin a documentary on the history of the Roman Empire and its most famous city. Power of Rome takes liberty with form in its attempt to add something new to a much discussed topic.   //   After Leo walks off set he is soon found by a member of the film crew played by Giorgia Spinelli. As they take a scooter ride around the local ...

2022 British Film Festival – Opening Night and first highlights revealed!

This year’s festival will showcase the talents of Britain’s finest filmmakers and actors including Stephen Frears, Sally Hawkins, Colin Farrell, Bill Nighy and more. Opening the festival on 19 October is the premiere of the highly anticipated MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS, a whimsical tale based on the popular novel. Starring the fabulous Lesley Melville as the titular Mrs. Harris, it follows her adventures as she embarks on a journey through Parisian high fashion. Cunard British Film ...

The 2022 ST. ALi Italian Film Festival has announced it’s full program!

The ST. ALi Italian Film Festival, presented by Palace, will open with the Australian premiere of Italian Box Office hit BELLI CIAO from popular comedy 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 vs south culture clash. Closing the festival this year will be the Oscar-winning trilogy of romantic comedies YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (Ieri, oggi, domani) starring the inimit...

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: Nordic By Nature Movie Review

The restaurant became internationally known when it won its first Michelin star in 2017. It also only serves 30 diners a night but still has nine chefs and five waiters. The film focuses on head chef Poul Andrias Ziska. His views on sourcing and preparing food are informed by the harsh landscape of the Faroe Islands.   //   The film uses an unflinching approach to depicting how Ziska deals with livestock and marine animals. This includes the butchering of a sheep and the ...