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Celeste opens BIFF 2018

We are proud to be opening BIFF 2018 on Thursday 11 October at GOMA with the Queensland premiere of Celeste, a compelling love story by Brisbane-born film director Ben Hackworth set in the tropical splendour of Far North Queensland.

As celebrated opera singer Celeste makes plans for a comeback performance 10 years on from the tragic death of her husband, the reappearance of her stepson sets into motion a cascade of events.

Radha Mitchell is captivating as the complex Celeste. Hidden from the world at a crumbling estate in lush tropical Far North Queensland, she anxiously reaches out to Jack, her late husband’s son, inviting him to return to the languid, sprawling family home for her much-anticipated recital. Celeste’s beguiling yet troubled demeanour proves as intoxicating as the verdant ruins and just as overgrown with mystery.

Celebrate the beginning of BIFF 2018 at our stylish opening night reception from 5.45–8.00pm. Walk up the red carpet and rub shoulders with industry guests at a glittering night of film at GOMA. See the film before or after the party. Tickets are limited and include the screening, drinks and canapés.