IML's Guide to Foreign Films and Festivals

The IML offers you a Guide to Foreign Films and Festivals in South East Queensland. Our Guide is updated weekly and gives you access to international films and festivals showing now or coming soon. Click on Events below or sign up for our Newsletter for your chance to win free movie tickets!

Greek Film Society, Brisbane

1 January 2018 9:00am31 December 2021 9:00am
" 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

Two is a Family (French with English subtitles)

28 June 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Samuel enjoys an Alist, hedonistic lifestyle on the sun-drenched beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Life is good, until the day former lover Kristin arrives out of nowhere and deposits the fruits of their tryst an infant daughter, Gloria in his care.

Belle & Sebastian 3: Friends for Life (French with English subtitles)

28 June 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
A now 12 year-old Sebastian has decided not to follow his father and Angelina to Canada, deciding to stay in the alps to watch over Belle who has now become the mother of three beautiful pups. When a stranger arrives claiming to be Belle’s rightful owner, Sebastian will do everything it takes to protect his best friend and her little ones.

Animal World (Mandarin)

29 June 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Muddling along without any aim, the hero Zheng Kaisi accomplishes nothing and is in debt of several millions because of borrowing money from friends. In order to pay the debt, he boards a ship called “Destiny” to attend a mysterious gambling party at the instigation of someone. Once he wins, his debts can be cancelled.

Sanju (Hindi)

29 June 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Sanju is a dramatic and enigmatic saga of Sanjay Dutt's life. It is in turns a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of one man’s battle against his own wild self and the formidable external forces trying to crush him.

Back to Burgundy (French with English subtitles)

5 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Jean (Pio Marmaï) is 30 years old and has spent the last decade travelling around the world, cutting all ties with his family and with Burgundy, the region of his childhood. Now settled abroad, he is called back home to France to the bedside of his terminally ill father.

Mr Stein goes Online (French)

5 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Pierre, a 75 year old widower, discovers online dating websites. Using the profile picture of Alex, his grand daughter's boyfriend, Pierre meets Flora. Charmed by his elegant conversations and intimate confessions, she asks him on a date, face to face. Excited by this unexpected adventure, Monsieur Pierre asks Alex to go in his place.

Tamizh Padam 2 (Tamil)

12 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Thamizh Padam 2 is a 2018 Tamil language parody film written and directed by C. S. Amudhan and produced by S. Sashikanth. A sequel to Thamizh Padam (2010), the film stars Shiva, Disha Pandey and Iswarya Menon in the lead roles.

Brother of the Year (Thai)

12 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Ever since he was a kid, Chut always thought that the baby in his mum's belly was going to be a brother. Yet, the day she gave birth, he got a sister instead. Chut felt like he had been short-changed. His dreams of playing with robots and playing football with his brother were shattered. Every time he plays with darn Jane she turns into a crybaby. Ever since they were kids until now, Chut and Jane have fought over everything. It's all because Jane acts more like his mother than his sister and Chut likes to make himself a burden instead of being an older brother. Whether it be in studies, sports, looks or personality; Jane is always more perfect. Jane wonders if there are other big brothers out there that are worse to their younger sister just like Chut. The only time Chut acts like an older brother is when someone shows interest in Jane. Chut will bully her admirers into leaving her alone and considers this as pay back.

RX 100 (Telugu)

12 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
RX 100 movie is a romantic realistic action written and directed by Ajay Bhupathi and produced by Ashok Reddy Gummakonda while Chaitan Bharadwaj scored music for this movie. Kartikeya Gummakonda and Payal Rajput are played the main roles along with Rao Ramesh and Ramki are seen in important roles in this movie.

Soorma (Hindi)

13 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Soorma is based on the true story of the life & times of Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh. It's a 2018 Indian biographical film about the triumph of the human spirit. It recounts Singh's near death experience in which he was accidentally shot & left physically paralysed enroute to Germany for 2006 Hockey World Cup during the peak of his sporting career. However, his unrelenting passion and sheer determination lead to an incredible recovery & comeback, Singh's tale is the stuff of legends.

Vadhaiyan Ji Vadhaiyan (Punjabi)

13 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Gagan never let her father realise he doesn't have a son and in return her father put all his trust on her and let her run the house with her mother. It was because of the trust bestowed in her by her father that when Pargat flirts with her, she tells him beforehand that he likes her, it had to be serious and if it had to be serious, he had to talk to her father and not her as she will marry the guy her father okays for her. Pargat is smitten.

Wet Woman in the Wind (Japanese with English subtitles)

13 July 2018 9:00am19 July 2018 9:00am
Dissipated Tokyo playwright Kosuke (Tasuku Nagaoka) has retreated to the countryside after deciding that he’s done with women. In a remote mountain lodge he encounters a beautiful woman, Shiori (Yuki Mamiya), who decides there and then to seduce the reluctant Kosuke, setting off a very funny battle
of the libidos.

See You up There (French)

19 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
November 1918. A few days before the Armistice, Édouard Péricourt saves Albert Maillard's life. These two men have nothing in common but the war. Lieutenant Pradelle, by ordering a senseless assault, destroys their lives while binding them as companions in misfortune. On the ruins of the carnage of WWI, condemned to live, the two attempt to survive. Thus, as Pradelle is about to make a fortune with the war victims' corpses, Albert and Édouard mount a monumental scam with the bereaved families' commemoration and with a nation's hero worship.

Ayla: The Daughter of War (Turkish)

19 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army base and out of harms way.

The Legend of Muay Thai: 9 Satra (Thai)

19 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
With "Ott" father's last hope to take back Ramthep City where is now occupy by Asura (Giant Race), the boy was trained the martial art of Muay Thai for the mission of delivering 9 Satra, the sacred weapon to the Prince of Ramthep. As Ott began his journey to the city of Ramthep, he has become friends with a pirate girl named Xiaolan, a kind Red Asura and Va-ta, the price of monkey.

Scandinavian Film Festival

19 July 2018 9:00am5 August 2018 10:00pm
The Scandinavian Film Festival is a highly anticipated event on the festival calendar, celebrating the best film from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

Accidental Detective 2 (Korean with English and Chinese subtitles)

19 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
After solving an unsolvable cold case, comic shop owner Dae-man sells his business to start the very first private detective agency in Korea with seasoned detective Tae-su. Their new crusade is joined by Hopper, a former Cyber Crimes Unit hacker, who is in charge of wiretapping and location-tracking of anyone on earth.

Reality is vastly different from dreams, as they don’t have anything to do except to kill flies in the office. But they finally get a chance to get off their asses when a woman walks in with $50,000 retainer. She wants them to figure out why and how her fiancé was run over by a train. Once they begin sniffing around, they find some strange inconsistencies…

Whisper of the Heart (Japanese)

19 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Shizuku Tsukishima is a bit of a book-worm, spending her last summer vacation in junior high school reading and translating popular foreign music into Japanese. With aspirations to one day become a writer, Shizuku can’t help but notice that the name Seiji Amasawa appears on every one of the books she borrows from the library.

Dhol Ratti (Punjabi)

20 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Dhol Ratti is a period film set in the Punjab of 1970’s. The theme of the movie encapsulates an emergency situation on the Punjab - Pakistan Border and how people live through it. The movie highlights the importance of family relations and moral values, with an important message for today’s youth.

Teefa in Trouble (Urdu)

20 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Teefa in Trouble is an upcoming Pakistani romantic action comedy film. The film is a directorial debut of Ahsan Rahim, who is known for directing the music videos and television commercials with several Pakistani artists under his Tadpole Films.

Kadaikutty Singham (Tamil)

20 July 2018 9:00am26 July 2018 9:00am
Kadaikutty Singam is an upcoming 2018 Indian Tamil language comedy drama film written and directed by Pandiraj and produced by Suriya for, his studio 2D Entertainment. The film stars Karthi and Sayyeshaa in the lead roles, with a supporting cast including Sathyaraj, Priya Bhavani Shankar and Arthana Binu.

Antiporn (Japanese with English subtitles)

20 July 2018 9:00pm11:00pm
Kyoko is a twenty-one-year-old artist who loves being at the center of attention. One day, feeling down, she lashes out against her assistant, sexually humiliating her in front of the rest of the staff. Suddenly someone yells “Cut!” and we realize that they are actually on a movie set.

Jealous (French with English subtitles)

21 July 2018 9:00am25 July 2018 11:00pm
Upon turning 50, divorced literature teacher Nathalie (KarinViard) slowly devolves from an accomplished professional and loving mother into an irritable, narcissistic and jealous monster who detests the happiness and success of others around her. Beginning with her strikingly beautiful dancer daughter, Mathilde (played by debutant Dara Tombroff, a former member of the Bordeaux Opera Ballet Company), Nathalie’s noxious envy soon extends to include her friends, colleagues and neighbours with far-reaching consequences.

Amer (French)

21 July 2018 6:30pm11:30pm
As a child, youth and adult, three sensual moments define Ana’s life, witnessing a primal scene after the death of her grandfather, a trip into town with her mother, and the dreamlike invasion of her home. Trees whisper as her carnal search sways between reality and coloured fantasies, becoming more and more oppressive.

Hagazussa (German)

21 July 2018 8:45pm11:00pm
Somewhere in the remote Austrian Alps in the 15th century. An orphan and outcast, Albrun (Aleksandra Cwen) lives in a log-cabin farm, isolated in snowy woodland with her newborn baby. Shunned but obliged to interact with the nearby village, and in search of support and friendship, Albrun is enticed into a malevolent ritual…

The Strange Colours of Your Body's Tears (French)

22 July 2018 12:30pm4:00pm
The second of the Cattet & Forzani’s features to pay tribute to gialli, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears chronicles a man’s search for his missing wife. Within the Art Nouveau building in which this mystery deepens, Dan Kristensen (Klaus Tange) falls into a dizzying psychosis, lured by his neighbours’ stories and the footprints of an elusive assailant. A dazzling work, this movie is less interested in its plot than in extending and inverting the hyper-stylisation of the gialli, turning Dan’s exploration of his apartment complex into a vertiginous study of his own mind. Accompanied by a
supercut of scores lifted from the films of Italian slasher masters, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears will swallow its audience in a rush of delirium.

Koode (Malayalam)

22 July 2018 4:30pm7:30pm
Koode is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy.

Zama (Spanish)

22 July 2018 5:00pm11:00pm
Ascunción, 1790 onwards… Don Diego de Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating. Adapted from Antonio Di Benedetto’s masterpiece of Argentinian literature, the legendary Lucrecia Martel returns after a nine-year absence to make the story her own.

Let the Corpses Tan (French)

22 July 2018 7:30pm11:00pm
Every summer, Luce (Elina Löwensohn), an eccentric painter spends her time at a hamlet in southern France. This summer, her guests are Max Bernier (an alcoholic old flame), her current squeeze (a lawyer named Bisorgueil), and three friends of his whom she has yet to meet: Rhino, Gros and Alex. Late, these latter three have stolen 250kg of gold and hope to lay low at Luce’s. But we can’t have everything go to plan, and the hamlet shortly transforms into a battlefield.

Cocote (Spanish)

23 July 2018 8:30pm11:00pm
A rapturous crime fable set in the Dominican Republic, Cocote follows Alberto, a gardener returning home to attend his father’s funeral. When he discovers that a powerful local figure is responsible for his father’s death, Alberto realizes that he’s been summoned by his family to avenge the murder. It’s an unthinkable act — especially as an Evangelical Christian. But as pressure mounts, he sees few ways out.
Questions of faith, tradition and honour course through this electrifying film, which, seemingly at the speed of thought itself, jumps between film formats, colors, and aspect ratios, radically envisioning a community torn asunder by senseless violence.

An Elephant Sitting Still (Chinese Mandarin)

24 July 2018 6:30pm11:00pm
In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the myriad protagonists of this film, whether the on-the-run schoolboy Bu or Wang, a pensioner and burden to his family. In virtuoso compositions and fluid camera movements, the film tells the intersecting stories of one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart. This electrifying feature debut from novelist Hu Bo, is a near four-hour portrait of a society on the brink.

The Wolf House (Spanish | German)

25 July 2018 8:30pm11:00pm
In the 1950s, German emigrants established an isolated colony, Colonia Dignidad, in the wilds of Chile. Ostensibly a charitable organisation—its full name Sociedad Benefactora y Educacional Dignidad translates as the Dignity Charitable and Educational Society—under the rule of Paul Schäfer, it became a cult, indoctrinating and abusing its children while gaining support from the then Chilean government by becoming a torture camp for the repressive Pinochet regime.

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Japanese)

26 July 2018 9:00am29 July 2018 11:00pm
From the legendary Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki comes a rollicking adventure about a a young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant who falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island, the site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets.

Detective Dee: The Fours Heavenly Kings (Chinese Mandarin with English subtiles)

26 July 2018 9:00am2 August 2018 9:00am
Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree.

Herstory (Korean)

26 July 2018 9:00am2 August 2018 9:00am
A story inspired by the “Gwanbu Trial,” one of the many struggles against the Japanese government on behalf of comfort women. Ten plaintiffs and their supporters fight legal battles to attain victory and closure for the used women.

I Love You, Hater (Filipino)

26 July 2018 9:00am2 August 2018 9:00am
Once you become haters, could you ever become lovers? That’s exactly what Zoey (Julia Barretto) and Joko (Joshua Garcia) are going to find out as they navigate the world of glamour, truth, and lies, all while trying to impress Sasha (Kris Aquino) of course!

IP Man Legacy - Master Z (Chinese Mandarin | Cantonese)

26 July 2018 9:00am2 August 2018 9:00am
After defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang Jin) lives a depressed life and stays low profile. While Tin Chi tries to stay out of trouble, he gets himself into a fight with the foreigner Davidson (Dave Bautista), big boss behind bar district. Tin Chi fights hard with Wing Chun and earns respect.

Nana (French)

26 July 2018 9:00pm11:00pm
Nana is 4 years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest. Back from school one late afternoon, all she finds is silence in the house. Winning Locarno’s Opera Prima award for her feature debut, Massadian’s startling Nana is a doubled work: first a study of the rhythms of parenting then a study of a child alone; half attentive ethnography but simultaneously half fable. One of few films to ever capture the mysteries of early childhood.

Saakshyam (Telugu)

27 July 2018 9:00am2 August 2018 9:00am
Sakshyam is a Telugu movie starring Pooja Hegde, Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas and Sharath Kumar in prominent roles. It is a drama directed by Sriwass, with Sai Madhav Burra as the writer, forming part of the crew.

Return of the Hero (French with English subtitles)

28 July 2018 9:00am1 August 2018 11:15pm
It is 1809 in France and the great seducer, Captain Neuville, comes to ask for the hand of the young Pauline in marriage. But Pauline’s sister, Elisabeth proves impervious to Neuville’s charms.

Milla (French)

28 July 2018 5:00pm11:00pm
Massadian’s latest film begins as a tender story of two young lovers and their lives on the fringes of provincial France, before shifting towards one of cinema’s finest depictions of motherhood. Milla and Leo live and care for one another clandestinely, their meager furnishings and sustenance countered by a love for which there is neither a logic nor substitute. But where is there to go in the wake of loss?

Come and See - digitally remastered (Russian)

29 July 2018 9:00am2 August 2018 9:00am
This savage and lyrical fever of death, rage and terror, experienced through a child’s eyes - is the ultimate WWII film. When young Florya joins a group of partisans fighting the Nazis in Belorussia, little does he suspects that he is plunging through the looking glass. Separated from his comrades and struck deaf by German artillery, Florya wanders a battle-scorched Russian purgatory of villages enveloped in brutality and slaughter.

Diamantino (Portuguese)

29 July 2018 7:00pm11:00pm
Diamantino, the world’s premiere soccer star, loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.

Dr. Knock (French)

2 August 2018 9:00am9 August 2018 9:00am
Knock, a retired crook-turned-qualified doctor, arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to implement a method’ that he believes will make him rich: he will persuade the villagers that healthy people are simply people who don’t realize they are ill. To do this, he needs to find an illness — either real or imaginary — that afflicts each person. But his plans are rattled by two things he had not foreseen: his own romantic feelings and the appearance of a dubious character from his past.

Pom Poko (Japanese)

2 August 2018 9:00am4 August 2018 11:15pm
POM POKO is a tale of the clash between modern civilization and the natural world.

The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by rapid urbanisation. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. Once they perfect the ancient art of transformation, they use their power, often in hilarious ways, to try to scare off the advancement of civilization. Will it be enough?

Summer 1993 (Catalan)

2 August 2018 9:00am9 August 2018 9:00am
In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year old Frida (Laia Artigas) is forced from bustling Barcelona to the Catalan provinces to live with her aunt (Bruna Cusí) and uncle (David Verdaguer), her new legal guardians. Country life is a challenge: aside from the emotional upheaval, the nature that surrounds her is mysterious, if not dangerous.

Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Korean with English subtitles)

2 August 2018 9:00am9 August 2018 9:00am
Follows the journey of 3 Afterlife Guardians and Su-hong as they journey through their 49th trial in order to gain their reincarnations and how the Guardians slowly recover their forgotten memories through Household God in the living world.

Karwaan (Hindi)

3 August 2018 9:00am10 August 2018 9:00am
Karwaan is an upcoming 2018 light-hearted comedy film, directed by Akarsh Khurana and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. It revolves around three oddballs from different walks of life who are thrown together on a somewhat bizarre journey which helps them find normalcy in their lives. The film stars Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan,who is making his debut in the Hindi film industry with this film, along with Irrfan Khan, Kriti Kharbanda and internet star Mithila Palkar. The film also marks the directorial debut of Humshakals and Krrish 3 screenwriter Akarsh Khurana.

The Other Side of Everything (Serbian)

9 August 2018 9:00am16 August 2018 9:00am
When filmmaker Mila Turajlić’s mother, Srbijanka, was a child, her family’s apartment in Belgrade was physically divided by the communist regime to accommodate multiple families. A door to the ‘other side’ remained permanently locked: a reminder of the past, and a visual metaphor of Serbia’s unknown or unexpressed history. Srbijanka is an outspoken academic  and politician – making for highly entertaining dinner parties. Her filmmaker daughter cleverly uses her activist mother’s discussions, family history and unique home, along with archival photographs and footage, to explore her country’s troubled past.

Princess Mononoke (Japanese)

9 August 2018 9:00am12 August 2018 11:00pm
A beautifully realized tale of civilization versus nature, PRINCESS MONONOKE is a true epic by Japan’s master animator Hayao Miyazaki.

Only Yesterday (Japanese)

12 July 2018 9:00am15 July 2018 9:00am
A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.

Oolong Courtyard (Chinese Mandarin with English subtitles)

12 July 2018 9:00am16 July 2018 9:00am
The Replica of the classic action comedy series in the 90s. But this time, two new faces join the Oolong Courtyard (aka 'Wulong Yuan') in order to learn Kungfu for their evil wills. Detecting their suspicious behaviours, the master and apprentices from the Oolong Courtyard are going to show them how 'fun' practicing Kungfu can be.

Nankana (Punjabi)

6 July 2018 9:00am16 July 2018 11:15am
Nankana is a story of a Karm Singh who despite all odds and unfavourable atmosphere of the troubled period between 1941 to 1947 in Punjab, does not let go his believe in humanity and with his conviction changes his surroundings.

Tei... I Love You (Telugu)

6 July 2018 9:00am16 July 2018 9:00am
Tej I Love You movie is a romantic entertainer directed by Karunakaran and produced by K S Rama Rao under Creative Commercials banner while Gopi Sundarscored music for this movie. Sai Dharam Tej and Anupama Parameswaran are playing the main lead roles.