IML's Guide to Foreign Films and Festivals

IML's Foreign Film Guide

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22 July 2021 3:45pm28 July 2021 8:30pm
From July 22nd, Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning masterpiece, Spirited Away, returns to cinemas for a limited time in celebration of its 20th Anniversary. Available at Dendy Portside, Coorparoo, Newtown and Canberra.

Monos (Spanish)

26 March 2020 9:00am2 April 2020 11:00pm
On a remote mountaintop in Latin America a rebel group of teenage commandos, belonging to a group called ‘the Organisation’, perform military training exercises and guard an American hostage. They live tranquil lives in relative peace. But when their position is compromised after an attack they are forced deeper into the jungle. As their mission begins to collapse, they are thrust into an unforgiving and primal environment. Their situation spirals out of control, as allegiances shift and they have to do whatever it takes to survive.

Sooryavanshi (Hindi)

24 March 2020 9:00am9 April 2020 11:00pm
The action-packed adventures of an anti-terror Squad in India.

Malgudi Days (Kannada)

14 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
In this amalgamation of relationships and nostalgia, a 65-year-old celebrated writer Lakshminarayana Malgudi announces his retirement. On his Post-retirement run to complete a few pending things, he happens to meets a young girl named Prakruthi who becomes a part of his journey. What uncovers next is the writer`s past, the reason why she joins him in his journey and the inspiring connection between Malgudi Days and Lakshminarayana Malgudi.

Chal Mera Putt 2 (Punjabi)

13 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
Chal Mera Putt 2 carries forward the same unique essence of everlasting friendship and love between illegal immigrants struggling for their PR in the UK, as seen in superhit Chal Mera Putt. It's a tale of the challenges they face and how they overcome them. They come across a few like-minded characters adding more fun to their journey. Showing us, when it comes to the struggle of life, no border can divide human hearts and the love inside.

Ikko-Mikke (Punjabi)

13 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
Ikko – Mikkke { The Soulmates } is an upcoming romantic Punjabi movie starring Satinder Sartaaj and Aditi Sharma in the lead. The movie is directed by Pankaj Verma.

Angrezi Medium (Hindi)

13 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
Champak, an unassuming mithai shop owner and single father is set to fulfil his daughter’s dream to study in London. However, certain misadventures lead him and his family on a new quest, one which renews their relationships and bonds.

Miracle in Cell No 7 (Korean)

12 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
A man who is charged with sexual assault, kidnapping and murder, goes to jail. Years after, his daughter becomes a lawyer and wants to prove her father's innocence.

Honeyland (Turkish | Macedonian | Serbo-Croatian | Bosnian)

12 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Japanese)

12 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an eerily familiar Quirk! Now, Deku and his friends are the island’s only hope.

Forensic (Malayalam)

12 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
The film opens to the tragic tale of a disturbed 6-year-old boy with an abusive father who transforms into a dangerous teenager, which sets the tone for the plot of the movie. Samuel John Kaattookaran (Tovino Thomas), a Medico-Legal Advisor uses his forensic skill and creates breakthroughs in the case which has now become a serial killing as further victims are added to the list. Rithika Xavier (Mamta Mohandas) is the investigating officer. Shikha (Reba Monica John) teams up with Samuel and uncovers evidence that might lead to the killer’s identity. The ensuing events follow Sam and Rithika in their separate investigation tracks as the picture of a devilish killer slowly forms before us, as the suspense burns full-throttle through a never-seen-before format of a Forensic Investigation, in the history of Malayalam Cinema.

Baaghi 3 (Hindi)

6 March 2020 9:00am19 March 2020 11:00pm
Ronnie and Vikram are brothers who share an unbreakable bond. Since childhood, Ronnie always comes to the rescue whenever Vikram falls in any trouble. Their journey begins when a certain turn in events, leads Vikram to travel abroad to complete some work. On this trip, Vikram gets kidnapped by people who are not to be messed with but as Ronnie witnesses his brother getting beaten and kidnapped, he knows that he will do whatever it takes to destroy anyone and anything that stands in the way of Vikram’s safety. Ronnie goes on a rampage of destruction to see his brother safe again, even if it means that he independently has to take on an entire country.

Jora 2 (Punjabi | Haryanvi)

6 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
Jora - The Second chapter is a sequel of Jora 10 Numbaria released in 2017. This film is written and directed by Amardeep Singh Gill while Deep Sidhu retains the role of Jora and accompanying him in the sequel is debutant singer turned actor Singaa.

Trance (Malayalam)

5 March 2020 9:00am26 March 2020 11:00pm
TRANCE is an upcoming Malayalam language film directed by Anwar Rasheed, produced by Anwar Rasheed Entertainments. It features Fahadh Faasil, Vedhika, Alphonse Puthren, Vinayakan, Soubin Shahir and Sreenath Bhasi. Amal Neerad handles the cinematography, while newcomer Jackson Vijayan is the music director. It is scripted by newcomer Vincent Vadakkan. Resul Pookkutty is handling the sound design.

Honeyland (Turkish | Macedonian)

5 March 2020 9:00am12 March 2020 11:00pm
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year's Sundance Film Festival, HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone

Thappad (Hindi)

28 February 2020 9:00am19 March 2020 11:00pm
Thappad is a story of Amrita whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when her husband slaps her once in a party. But is one slap enough to question what a relationship stands for?

Ik Sandu Hunda Si (Punjabi)

28 February 2020 9:00am19 March 2020 11:00pm
To fight the corruption in Punjab university, senior student Sandhu announces his candidacy as Grewal for the election.

Ride your Wave (Japanese)

27 February 2020 9:00am12 March 2020 11:00pm
19-year-old Hinako Mukaimizu moves to an oceanside town to attend college and indulge in her hobby, surfing, without much thought to her future. When her new apartment catches on fire, she is rescued by Minato Hinageshi, a 21-year-old firefighter with a strong sense of justice. Hinako is drawn to his dependable personality, and they bond when he begins learning how to surf. As the two spend time together, they fall in love; however, when Minato goes surfing during a storm, he drowns while rescuing a person. Hinako is distraught with his death, but one day, she finds out that he appears in water whenever she sings "Brand New Story", a song the two of them often sang together. Initially happy she can see him again, Hinako later learns that he cannot be free unless she moves on with her life.

Impossible to Imagine (Japanese)

22 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:00pm
The story of a traditional, Kyoto woman who runs a failing, kimono business and the biracial entrepreneur who comes to help keep it solvent. Along the way, they fall in love but his need for change clashes with her desire for the world to stay the same. In the end, can they change enough for the other?

Popcorn Monkey Tiger (Kannada)

21 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:30pm
Action thriller gangster movie, directed by Duniya Suri

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Hindi)

21 February 2020 9:00am5 March 2020 11:00pm
This film features Ayushmann Khurrana playing a gay man in a typical 'masala' comedy love story.

Love Aaj Kal 2 (Hindi)

14 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:00pm
Two different individuals on a journey of love, loss and life through the phases of Reincarnation.

World Famous Lover (Telugu)

14 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:00pm
World Famous Lover is a Telugu movie starring Vijay Devarakonda in a prominent role with 4 heroines. It is a drama directed by K Kranthi Madhav.

Oh My Kadavulae (Tamil)

14 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:00pm
When you think marrying your best friend means a 'happily-ever-after' but it turns out to be just the reverse.

Weathering with You (Japanese)

13 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:00pm
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits.

The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner.
This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam)

13 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:00pm
Ayyappanum Koshiyum is an upcoming Malayalam movie, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon. Tells the story of Koshy Kurien, an ex-Army veteran and Ayyappan Nair, a SI of the Kerala Police posted in Attapadi.

For Sama (Arabic)

8 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:00pm
An intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. The story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while conflict rises around her.

Malang (Hindi)

7 February 2020 9:00am27 February 2020 11:00pm
Advait (Aditya Roy Kapoor), a young introvert, visits Goa where he meets Sara (Disha Patani), a free-spirited girl from London who has come to India for the first time to live life unshackled, like a vagabond (Malang). Extreme opposites of each other, they both live it up together. All goes well until life turns upside down.
Five years later, this incident circles back to SHO Agashe (Anil Kapoor), vigilante killer cop and Michael Rodrigues (Kunal Kemmu), a righteous cop.
What is the connection between Advait, Sara, Agashe and Michael?
Malang answers all these questions.

Parasite (Korean)

27 June 2019 9:00am19 March 2020 11:00pm
Parasite is an upcoming South Korean thriller/drama/black comedy film directed by Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Okja). The film stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam.

The film revolves around Ki-taek and his unemployed family as they take a peculiar interest in the wealthy Park family, which leads them to get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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