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Foreign language, international films and film festivals: what's currently showing in Brisbane?

Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A selection of recent releases & coming soon:

Gurrumul

The Divine Order

Be With You

Baaghi 2

Aurore

October

And many more

See our list of relevant Cinemas in Brisbane

Choose your language:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, First Australian, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lao, Lebanese, Lingala, Malayalam, Maori, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Zulu.


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First Australian

COMING SOON :

Gurrumul

Rating: PG

Release date: 25 April 2018

A portrait of one of Australia’s most celebrated and important voices. Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album ‘Gurrumul’ brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music. GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.

 Gurrumul

More information: Gurrumul on IMDb

See it at: Five Star Cinemas.

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Chinese (Mandarin)

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    French

      COMING SOON :

      Aurore

      Rating: M

      Release date: 17 April 2018

      A hugely entertaining blend of humour, truthfulness and sensitivity, Blandine Lenoir’s warm-hearted romantic comedy AURORE centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major personal and professional life changes. Fifty-year-old Aurore Tabort (the truly marvellous Agnès Jaoui), separated from her husband and newly unemployed, discovers she is to become a grandmother. She feels as if her own life has come to a standstill, and is slowly being pushed away to the fringes of society. But after bumping into the great love of her youth, Totoche, (Thibault de Montalembert, Call My Agent!) something changes… Aurore wonders if it might still be possible to embark on something new. On screen from start to finish, actress and co-writer Jaoui (The Taste of Others, Look at Me) is the heart and soul of this witty, feel-great film. She brings a touching, true-to-life poignancy to an endearing portrait of the resilience of womanhood, as an everyday heroine on the road to (re)discovery.

       Aurore

      More information: Aurore on IMDb

      See it at: Palace Cinemas.

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    German

    The Divine Order

    Rating: M

    Release date: 22 March 2018

    The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike...and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely...

    Poster for The Past

    More information: The Divine Order on IMDb

    See it at: The Regal Twin.

    German Film Festival

    Showing in Brisbane: 31 May – 10 June 2018

    After a break last year, German-made and co-produced films will return in a nationwide festival to Australian cinemas. With the support of German Films (the national information and advisory centre for the promotion of German films worldwide) and the Goethe-Institut, Palace will give the 15-year-old German Film Festival a fresh start in 2018.

    See it at: Palace Cinemas.

    More information, list of all films and to buy tickets: Coming soon, website under construction

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    Greek

    Greek Film Society, Brisbane

    " We are an independent incorporated film society that aims to provide members with a stimulating program of films from old and new Greek Cinema including documentaries in a variety of genres, as well as films that relate to Greek Diasporic life and contact with other cinemas." - Greek Film Society Brisbane

    Poster for Greek Film Society

    More information: Greek Film Society, Brisbane.

    Facebook: Greek Film Society on Facebook.

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    Hindi

    Baaghi 2

    Rating: CTC

    Release date: 30 March 2018

    A battle-hardened army officer goes in search of his ex-lover's child who is mysteriously kidnapped. He goes deep into the underbelly of Goa, against drug lords, menacing Russian henchmen, and bloodthirsty animals. Daring stunts, chase sequences, air strikes, bomb blasts and other large-scale action sequences with a bona-fide, larger than life approach, truly making the film a spectacle.

     Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

    More information: Baaghi 2 on IMDb

    See it at: Hoyts.

    Blackmail

    Rating: MA15+

    Release date: 6 April 2018

    When Dev finds out his wife is cheating on him, he secretly blackmails his wife and her lover as a form of revenge.

     Blackmail

    More information: Blackmail on IMDb

    See it at: Event Cinemas.

    October

    Rating: CTC

    Release date: 13 April 2018

    October is an unconventional story of love of Dan (Varun Dhawan) and Shiuli (Banita Sandhu), who are hotel management trainees. While Dan is career oriented and obsessed with his work, Shiuli seems to be a quite girl, who secretly takes notice of him during their training programme. The twist comes when tragedy strikes and Shuli gets admitted into an ICU. The mystery intensifies when Dan learns that she utters his name the moment she opens eyes after the accident. What unfolds next in the narrative is Dan’s curiosity about Shiuli’s feelings for him and his journey of affection and care towards her. With fabulous cinematography along with soulful music, the film celebrates love, nature and autumn.

     October

    More information: October on IMDb

    See it at: Hoyts.

    Mercury

    Rating: M

    Release date: 13 April 2018

    Maimed from mercury poisoning, five longtime friends come together for a high school reunion, and it turns into nonstop terror.p>

     Mercury

    More information: Mercury on IMDb

    See it at: Event Cinemas.

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    Korean

    Be With You

    Rating: PG

    Release date: 5 April 2018

    Along with his young son, Ji-ho, Woo-jin misses his wife Soo-a, who died after promising to return a year later with the rainy season. Miraculously, they reunite with Soo-a when the rainy season comes around, but she has no memory of her husband and son whom she dearly loved.

     Be with you

    More information: Be with you on IMDb

    See it at: Event Cinemas.

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    Punjabi 

    Subedar Joginder Singh

    Rating: CTC

    Release date: 6 April 2018

    In order to keep the sovereignty of our nation intact, many soldiers have given the supreme sacrifices of their lives. Glorious tributes are paid to them on few selected days, while on the others, they get forgotten. One brave soul who immortalized himself by fighting three major wars for our nation is Subedar Joginder Singh. He served the British Indian Army pre-independence and later in the Indian Army. He fought for the independence of the nation, he fought to keep that independence intact and achieved martyrdom while fighting for his country.

     Subedar Joginder Singh

    More information: Subedar Joginder Singh on IMDb

    See it at: Event Cinemas.

    Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua

    Rating: CTC, Punjabi with English Subtitles

    Release date: 13 April 2018

    The film is a satire on demonetization. The story revolves around a young couple, who decides to flee away owing to the rivalry of their elderly. The twist comes when the couple is about to pay the hotel for stay and just at that moment the TV screen shows the Indian Prime Minister announcing note bandi (demonetization). Hence, the laughing roller coaster ride begins. The film will steal your heart with its quirky dialogues and perfect comic timing.

     Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua

    More information: Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua on IMDb

    See it at: Hoyts Cinemas.

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    Khido Khundi

    Rating: CTC, Turkish with English Subtitles

    Release date: 5 April 2018

    Watch Khido Khundi Trailer on Saga Music starring Ranjit Bawa, Mandy Takhar, Manav Vij, Guggu Gill & introducing Elnaaz Norouzi. The film is based on the land of Punjab which gave birth to the game of Hockey. The story is not about a particular person or event, but bravado of two brothers.

     Khido Khundi

    More information: Khido Khundi on IMDb

    See it at: United Cinemas.

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    Spanish 

    Spanish Film Festival

    Showing in Brisbane: 26 April – 13 May 2018

    Celebrating 21 years of Spanish films.

    See it at: Palace Cinemas.

    More information, list of all films and to buy tickets: 21st Spanish Film Festival

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    Telugu

    Chal Mohan Ranga

    Rating: M

    Release date: 6 April 2018

    Comedy entertainer Chal Mohan Ranga is Nithin’s 25th movie produced by Pawan Kalyan and story penned by Trivikram.

     Chal Mohan Ranga

    More information: Chal Mohan Ranga on IMDb

    See it at: Event Cinemas.

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    Turkish

    Aile Arasinda

    Rating: CTC, Turkish with English Subtitles

    Release date: 5 April 2018

    Life of a singer, her daughter and her friends change when they meet with a divorced man.

     Aile Arasinda

    More information: Aile Arasinda on IMDb

    See it at: United Cinemas.

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    CINEMAS:
    Blue Room Cinebar, Rosalie
    Cineplex, Balmoral, Hawthorne and Southbank
    Dendy Portside, Hamilton
    Event Cinemas, Myer Centre, Indooroopilly, Garden City and Chermside
    GoMA, South Bank
    Hoyts, Sunnybank
    Palace Barracks, Paddington
    Palace Centro, Fortitude Valley
    Powerhouse, New Farm
    Regal Twin , Graceville
    Schonell Theatre, UQ, St Lucia
    United Cinemas, Indooroopilly