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This past weekend, we were lucky enough to attend Marroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival to take in one of Queensland’s best music festivals.
Straight from NYC, alt-cabaret chums Murray Hill and Bridget Everett get up close and personal with the Queensland Cabaret Festival audience in a show no one’s forgetting in a hurry.
Julieta marks Almodóvar’s return to drama since the release of his movie Volver in 2006. Julieta is based on three short stories from Alice Munro’s 2004 collection titled Runaways. The stories “Chance”, “Soon” and “Silence” all encapsulate the mother-daughter dynamic and the pain of lost love. Almodóvar has compressed these themes in this brilliant new drama.
French ballet company Ballet Preljocaj’s much-celebrated take on Snow White opened in Brisbane on Friday night, but did it pack as much bite as promised?
In the lead up to the proposed national plebiscite on marriage equality, certain religious organisations are becoming increasingly vocal opponents of the move. However, Metro Arts’ staging of ‘Next Fall’ is a bold, timely reminder that whatever your faith, whatever you believe in, love is love is love.
Brisbane’s Scandinavian Film Festival started in full force this week with a stroke of humour on opening night with Norwegian release, Welcome To Norway. However it was the long awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed and internationally beloved film, As It Is In Heaven that screened the following night to the delight of Brisbane fans.
Natalie Weir’s When Time Stops is about the gush of memories felt from a woman in her last moments of life. It’s a beautiful piece of theatre that will transport you into a dream-like hypnotic state — kind of like watching an epic, beautiful and bittersweet lucid dream.
Shakespeare’s OG rom-com Much Ado About Nothing from the Queensland Theatre Company is two hours of laugh out loud (and sometimes quietly, to yourself, because the comedic interpretation is just so scandalous) fun.
Penélope Cruz gave the performance of her career in ‘Ma ma’ a heartbreaking yet surprisingly light-hearted film. Chronicling the cancer diagnosis of Magda (Cruz), the film detailed how she sees the disease as a means of truly starting to live her life and how her new vitality for life touches and influences the people around her.