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Sunday 21st October 2018

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Personal Problems 

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.

Big Fish & Begonia 

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.

Yellow is Forbidden 

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.

Short Cuts 

Plus: Cloudy with a Chance of Rain

Plus: 4 more...

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 74mins

This selection of short films from Australia showcases nuanced and powerful storytelling from emerging filmmaking talent.


Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library 

Louise Denoon Executive Director, Public Libraries and Engagement, State Library of Queensland, will introduce the screening, offering her own insights from her perspective.

High Fantasy 

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 

1:00pm 102mins

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.

The Wild Boys 

Plus: The Dabblers

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 1:15pm 110mins

Distinctly erotic, tropical and surreal, The Wild Boys is a gender- and genre-bending treat.



Plus: Panel Discussion + Film: [CENSORED]

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 1:45pm 63mins

Film censorship is a heated and ongoing debate. Constructed from redacted film clips of vice, [CENSORED] reflects on the role of the viewer and the censors who seek to protect us.

3 Faces 

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 2:00pm 60mins

BIFF and Brisbane Powerhouse present a unique season of performance by UK theatre, merging live theatre with virtual reality. 

The Great Buddha+ 

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.


3:30pm 104mins

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 the Aisles 

3:45pm 125mins

In a recently reunified East Germany, sparks ignite between two supermarket co-workers in this lyrical tragicomic tale.

The Green Fog 

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.

Finke: There and Back 

Plus: Coat of Arms

TIX AT VENUE ONLY 4:00pm 90mins

Filmed over three years, Finke: There and Back explores one of the fastest, toughest and deadliest races from within.

Woman at War 

6:00pm 101mins

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.


Leave No Trace 

Plus: Closing Night Party + Film

SOLD OUT 6:00pm 120mins

Leave No Trace, by Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik (Winter's Bone 2010), is a flawless coming-of-age depiction of familial love and life on the social fringe.



TIX AT VENUE ONLY 6:00pm 60mins

BIFF and Brisbane Powerhouse present a unique season of performance by UK theatre, merging live theatre with virtual reality. 

Touch Me Not 

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.