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

Last Updated: Thursday, 8 December 2016

Recent releases & coming soon:

Poster for Grace Chang:Songstress

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Poster for TEHRAN TAXI

Poster for Your Name

Poster for The Belier Family

Poster for Tharai Thappattai

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Arabic, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lao, Lebanese, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Zulu.


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    Chinese (Mandarin)

    The Age of Shadows (Japanese, Korean, Mandarin with English subtitles)

    Release date: Thursday 1 Dec 2016

    Classification: MA15+

    Korea in the late 1920s is under Japanese occupation. Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho, Snowpiercer), a Korean-born police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo, Train to Busan), a leader of the resistance to obtain information to expose their activities to the Japanese authorities. Soon Lee begins to doubt his loyalties, and show sympathy for his countrymen.

    Selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards (to be held Feb 2017). Schonell Theatre.

    Poster for Age of Shadows

    See it at: Schonell Theatre

    Grace Chang, Modern Songstress (Chinese Mandarin with English subtitles)

    Screening from 27th Jan-19th Feb 2017

    The program celebrates the songstress films of Hong Kong cinema during the 1950s and 1960s and their most alluring star: Grace Chang (Ge Lan). This period of Mandarin cinema reflected the burgeoning changes in Hong Kong society – the mixing of East and West, old and new, regional influences and urban experiences. Grace Chang was one of the singers and actresses who dominated the screen and her appearances in Hollywood-influenced romantic comedies, musicals and melodramas made her an icon. The program includes Grace Change's most beloved films: Manbo Nülang (Mambo Girl) 1957; Ye Mei Gui Zhi Lian (The Wild, Wild Rose) 1960; Xiangji Meiren (Our Dream Car) 1959; Liu Yue Xinniang (June Bride) 1960 and Jiao Wo ru He Bu Xiang Ta (Because of Her) 1963. GoMA.

    Poster for Grace Chang

    See it at: SunPAC, Sunnybank

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    English

      I, Claude Monet (English)

      Release Date: Screening 25 and 26th Feb, 2017

      Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his letters reveal his humour, insight and love of life. Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art. Dendy Cinemas.

      Poster for I, Claude Monet

      See it at: Dendy Cinemas

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    French

      L'Amour De Loin

      Screening on the 28th and 29th January, 2017

      Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (Love From Afar), has its Met premiere this season.
      The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L’Opéra de Québec, where it premiered to acclaim last summer, in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them. Dendy Cinemas

      Poster for LDL

      See it at: Dendy Cinemas

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    Greek

    • Theo Angelopoulos Retrospective (Greek with English subtitles)

      Screening from 15 April to 22 May, 2016

      Theo Angelopoulos (1935–2012) is widely regarded as the greatest Greek filmmaker, having crafted an epic vision of modern Greece and the Balkans through allegories of its turbulent social and political history. His films are celebrated for their poetic and elliptical style, choreographed sequences and haunting cinematography. Seen together for the first time in Australia, this retrospective highlights the work of one of the most distinct and distinguished modern filmmakers. GoMA Cinematheque.

      Poster for Theo Angelopoulos

      See it at: GoMA Cinematheque

    • 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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    Japanese

    The Age of Shadows (Japanese, Korean, Mandarin with English subtitles)

    Release date: Thursday 1 Dec 2016

    Classification: MA15+

    Korea in the late 1920s is under Japanese occupation. Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho, Snowpiercer), a Korean-born police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo, Train to Busan), a leader of the resistance to obtain information to expose their activities to the Japanese authorities. Soon Lee begins to doubt his loyalties, and show sympathy for his countrymen.

    Selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards (to be held Feb 2017). Schonell Theatre.

    Poster for Age of Shadows

    See it at: Schonell Theatre

    Your Name (Japanese with English subtitles)

    Release date: From 24th November, 2016

    The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan.

    Mitsuha, a high school girl living in the countryside, wants to live in the city because she is tired of life in the country. Then, there's Taki. He's a high school student living in Tokyo with his friends while working as a part-timer at an Italian restaurant. He also has a strong interest in fine arts involving architecture. One day, Mitsuha dreams of herself as a young man. On the other hand, Taki also has a dream where he is a female student attending high school in the countryside. What's the secret behind their dreams? Event Cinemas.

    Poster for Your Name

    See it at: Event Cinemas

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    Korean

    The Age of Shadows (Japanese, Korean, Mandarin with English subtitles)

    Release date: Thursday 1 Dec 2016

    Classification: MA15+

    Korea in the late 1920s is under Japanese occupation. Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho, Snowpiercer), a Korean-born police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo, Train to Busan), a leader of the resistance to obtain information to expose their activities to the Japanese authorities. Soon Lee begins to doubt his loyalties, and show sympathy for his countrymen.

    Selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards (to be held Feb 2017). Schonell Theatre.

    Poster for Age of Shadows

    See it at: Schonell Theatre

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    Russian

    The Fencer (Russian, Armenian and Estonian with English Subtitles)

    Release date: 24 November, 2016

    Tt’s 1953, and Endel (Märt Avandi) is on the run. With his war-time affiliations catching up with him, he eludes the secret police in Leningrad and flees to a remote Estonian village. There he tries to keep a low profile by taking a menial job in the sports department at the local school, but his efforts to give the students a proper physical education are quickly frustrated by a lack of resources. Regal Twin

    Rating: PG

    Poster for The Fencer

    See it at: Regal Twin Graceville

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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