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Queensland Film Festival's eclectic line-up

Queensland Film Festival’s eclectic line-up

| On 30, Jun 2015

Join Queensland cinema lovers for a night of aesthetically engaging international film at the state’s first film festival next month.

The Queensland Film Festival’s full line-up is delivering movie lovers the opportunity to experience the dynamic array of interests, approaches and aesthetics that comprise world cinema.

Kicking off on July 24 to 26, the festival will be first of its kind in the state and it’s been a long time coming. Co-director of the festival John Edmond said that it’s all thanks to the community support.

“Contemporary cinema is thriving around the globe, and Queensland wants to share in it” Edmond said.

“We’re simply grateful to be able to showcase some of the amazing films that, at the moment, would otherwise not be screened in Brisbane.”

The program includes a series of twelve features and two shorts that demonstrate the depth and breadth of contemporary film-making. Four of which will be premiering for the first time in Australia.

Take a look at the film line-up:


  • The Colour of Pomegranates (Sergei Paradjanov 77m)

A landmark feature whose iconic aesthetic is one of the key inspirations for contemporary film, art, fashion and advertising.

Colour of Pomegranates

  • The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland 104m)

A discreet comedy about BDSM and performance.

Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy

  • Eight (Peter Blackburn 81m)

Introduced by director Peter Blackburn, the Brisbane-made feature provides a bravura showcase for the performance of up-and-coming actress Libby Munro.



  • Episode of the Sea (Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan and the inhabitants of Urk 63m)

An astonishingly beautiful black and white documentary on the now land-locked fishermen of Urk in the Netherlands

  • The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson 130m)

Invoking both the past and future of film, it offers a cascade of interlocking short stories derived from the plots of lost movies.

Forbidden Room

Forbidden Room

  • Jauja (Lisandro Alonso 109m)

A colonialist Argentinian western starring Viggo Mortenson in an outstanding, intense and iconic role.



  • Jealousy (Philippe Garrel 77m)

French master Philippe Garrel explore romantic regret and impertinence.

  • P’tit Quinquin (Bruno Dumont 200m)

A blockbuster miniseries in its native France – that sees a bumbling provincial detective and his loyal assistant investigate a series of stupefying murders.



  • The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani 102m)\

A freak-out horror film, their filmmakers share a commitment to ravishing the senses.

Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

  • The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher 72m)

A possibly perfect depiction of bourgeois tension.

Strange Little Cat

Strange Little Cat

  • Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako 96m)

A depiction of life under jihadist rule that speaks to our troubled times.



  • The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (Jessica Oreck 73m)

Interweaves animation and folktales into its exploration of Eastern Europe’s haunted woodlands.


  • Magic Miles (Audrey Lam 16m)
  • Night Noon (Shambhavi Kaul 12m)

– The screening of The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (at IMA)
– ASE The Art and Craft of Editing panel (at New Farm Cinemas)
– In Conversation with Jason Di Ross panel (at New Farm Cinemas)
– Reconciling Film Cultures panel (at UQ Art Museum)

The festival takes place across three Brisbane venues: New Farm Cinemas, the Institute of Modern Art, and the University of Queensland Art Museum.

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