TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 165mins
Personal Problems is a largely unseen masterpiece. A three-hour soap-opera from Bill Gunn, restored by Kino Lorber and presented in Australia for the first time.
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 105mins
Drawing from Taoist myth and traditional Chinese fable, Big Fish & Begonia is a visually dazzling coming-of-age tale that wears the influence of Studio Ghibli with pride.
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 97mins
This documentary follows Guo Pei, the designer of the show-stopping gown worn by Rihanna to the 2015 Met Gala.
Louise Denoon Executive Director, Public Libraries and Engagement, State Library of Queensland, will introduce the screening, offering her own insights from her perspective.
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 1:00pm 74mins
‘High Fantasy is a movie for the woke set in 2017; it’s about the exploration of the beliefs we espouse on the surface, art that bores beneath that surface to mine its characters’ true feelings.’ — Andrew Crump, The Playlist‘
Putin’s Witnesses is a fascinating portrait of Vladimir Putin produced with unprecedented access to its subject at the time of his ascension to the office of the Russian presidency.
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 2:00pm 100mins
Dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi again shows his skill in blending documentary with fiction under difficult circumstances, in this winner of the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes 2018.
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 2:15pm 104mins
A black comedy about two Taiwanese down-and-outers who stumble into a dark underworld of misdeeds transforms into a sobering modern fable.
Paul Dano’s empathetic and remarkably assured directorial debut Wildlife stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal as a couple navigating the complexities of marriage.
In a recently reunified East Germany, sparks ignite between two supermarket co-workers in this lyrical tragicomic tale.
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 4:00pm 63mins
Director and artist Guy Maddin, along with filmmakers Galen and Evan Johnson, crafts a masterful homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo 1958, full of suspicious looks and haunting cityscapes.
Woman at War is a delightfully offbeat comedy about Halla, a 49-year-old choir director and eco-warrior, who single-handedly wages war against heavy industry in the mountains near her hometown.
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:30pm 125mins
Shifting along the boundary of documentary and fiction, Adina Pintilie’s Golden Bear winning Touch Me Not follows Laura, a middle-aged British woman, on a journey of reconciliation around her relationship with sex and physical intimacy.
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:30pm 120mins
American Western tropes — lone figures arriving amid frontier tensions — are redeployed by director Valeska Grisebach onto a Bulgarian village whose inhabitants are suspicious of the newly arrived camp of German construction workers.