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

Gully Boy (Hindi)

14 February 2019 9:00am26 February 2019 9:00am
“Gully Boy” is about a 22-year-old Muslim boy named Murad (Ranveer Singh) from a ghetto in Bombay. The son of a driver, his parents have worked hard to get him educated just so that he can have an office job, meanwhile, Murad realises his calling is to rap. Art is a distant dream for the colonised poor of India and this story is about Murad chasing his dream and inadvertently transcending his class.

Total Dhamaal (Hindi)

22 February 2019 9:00am26 February 2019 10:00am
The third installment of the Dhamaal film series.

Hezarpa (Persian)

17 February 2019 10:00am11:00pm
Reza and his friend Mansoor are pickpockets. When Reza by his mother becomes aware that a rich girl has taken an oath to marry a war-injured person he decides to get close to her and find a way to marry her.

Arctic (Icelandic)

14 February 2019 9:00am19 February 2019 10:00am
A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost. He must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

Fall in Love at First Kiss (Mandarin)

14 February 2019 9:00am19 February 2019 10:00am
Directed by Chen Kushan who directed the original ‘Our Times’) in 2015 which took 395 million RMB (took $850K in North America) Stars Lin Yun (The Mermaid and upcoming in Mermaid 2) and wang Dalu (Our Times and Railroad Tigers)

Integrity (Cantonese| Mandarin)

8 February 2019 9:00am19 February 2019 10:00am
Part 1 or a planned trilogy. From acclaimed HK director Alan Mak (Infernal Affairs 1 & 2 , Overheard). Stars Sean Lau (Overheard 1 , 2 & 3), Nick Cheung (Vegas To Macau 2 & 3), and Karena Lam.

The Wandering Earth (Mandarin)

8 February 2019 9:00am19 February 2019 10:00am
The Sun is aging rapidly. It will keep expanding and eventually, devour the Earth. The dramatic change of weather, will force the human society to leave the surface of the planet, and move into the underground city permanently. To survive, all countries and regions around the world will mobilize all recourses to construct ten thousands Earth Engines, to push the planet out of the Solar system… The question is, do we have the courage, to leave the solar system?

Capernaum (Arabic)

7 February 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
After being jailed for committing a violent crime, Zain, a mistreated 12-year-old boy, sues his parents for giving him life. Zain’s large family live hand to mouth in a squalid apartment in Lebanon. The kids work instead of going to school. When Zain’s 11 year old sister is sold into marriage, he flees the family home in search of a better life. He is taken in and lovingly cared for by an illegal Ethiopian worker, Rahil, who lives in a shanty house with her baby. But when Rahil disappears, Zain is suddenly left to fend for himself and her baby, resorting to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

Maria by Callas (French |Italian)

7 February 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

Missbehavior (Cantonese |Mandarin)

5 February 2019 9:00am19 February 2019 9:00am
The mobile chat group "Pat Poh [Nosy Bitches]"comprises six girls and two boys. They were once very close, but then Inspector May therein found that her bosom friend Isabel had an affair with her boyfriend. Moreover, the internet celebrity, Rosalin, has written everyone else's love secrets into a book and published it. For all such reasons, members of this group are getting more and more alienated from one another.

Pegasus (Mandarin)

5 February 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
Zhang Chi, a hubris and dominating six-time racing champion, falls from grace following a crisis. After a five-year suspension from the motorsport, the now single-father to a six-year-old boy throws down the gauntlet once again to a younger generation of racing geniuses, and vows to regain his past glory. With few years left in a professional career at almost forty, the father-and-son duo braves a brand-new world of auto-racing which puts them into some rather ironic situations. To guard the honor and a father’s promise to his son, Zhang Chi regroups with his former teammates on the journey back to the race course. Together they roll with the punches and launches a serious attack for the championship.

Kaake Da Viyah (Punjabi)

1 February 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
A man's family wants him to get married but it is harder than he thought. His mother is eager to select a girl for him. On top of that, he is already in love with a girl.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Hindi)

1 February 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
Some love stories are not simple, Sweety’s is one such story.. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by her, a secret that she harbours close to her heart and ultimately the truth that her true love might not find acceptance in her family and society. Resolving these issues proves hilarious, touching & life changing.

Uda Aida (Punjabi)

1 February 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 10:00am
A story about a family sending their son to an elite convent school and experiencing the hardships that come from interatcting with far more advanced and rich families.

Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven (Tamil)

1 February 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
A young scion of a powerful family is tasked with retrieving an estranged member of the family.

Jirga (Pushto)

31 January 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
Former Australian soldier, Mike Wheeler, returns to Afghanistan, seeking redemption from the family of a civilian man he killed during the war.

Lu Over the Wall (Japanese)

31 January 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
Kai is a talented young musician who longs to move to the big city.During band practice,his melodies catch the ears of an unexpected new friend—Lu, a young mermaid with a magical singing voice! Suddenly, small town life gets more exciting for Kai and his friends. However, the villagers believe an ancient lore that mermaids only bring disaster. Will Kai and Lu be able to keep making music together?

Mr Majnu (Telugu)

25 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
Mr. Majnu is a Telugu movie starring Akhil Akkineni and Nidhhi Agerwal in prominent roles.

Thackeray (Hindi)

25 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
Biographical account of Shiv Sena Supremo, Balasaheb Thackeray.

Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhans (Hindi | Tamil | Telugu)

25 January 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Raj.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Japanese)

24 January 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
The destinies of three legendary Saiyans collide in the greatest showdown of all time. Goku & Vegeta face their deadliest challenge yet when they experience the power and might of an unknown Saiyan named Broly. With most Saiyans thought extinct following the destruction of Planet Vegeta, what’s this one doing on Earth? These three Saiyans clash in an epic battle like no other… and if that wasn’t enough, Frieza also resurfaces from hell to take his revenge.

Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission (Korean)

24 January 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
Set in Seoul during the 1940s, during Japanese occupation of Korea, the Korean language is banned from schools and being replaced more and more with Japanese. After being fired from the theater, ‘Pan-su’ tries to steal a man’s bag to pay for his son’s overdue school fees but fails. Later, he goes to a job interview at the Korean Language society only to find that the representative there is ‘Jung-hwan’, the man he tried to steal from.

The Girl in the Orange Dress (Tagalog)

24 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
The Girl In The Orange Dress tells the story of a girl, Anne, who wakes up after a wild party in the bed of celebrity heartthrob, Rye. The catch is she doesn't remember anything about the night before. The movie depicts the exciting and sometimes crazy lives that celebrities go through and how the new couple overcomes the challenges that fame brings to their relationship.

Kaka Ji (Punjabi)

18 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
Kaka ji, a romcom is story of the late 90s when the gangs of "kale kachia wale" were the most talked about thing in Punjab.

F2 (Telugu)

18 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
After Venky, Varun also gets married thinking he can keep the wife in control but both of them gets frustrated with the marital life which generates fun.

Cheat India (Hindi)

18 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
India’s hallowed government educational institutions, meant to be the nurseries of young intellect, are being tainted by criminal forces who are transforming them from being temples of learning to houses of infamy. In a world where social standing is equated with finding an admission into the country’s top tier technology and management education institutes, the pressure on parents and students to get into these meccas, is understandably ferocious. The large number of aspirants fighting for a limited number of seats has inevitably given birth to jaw-dropping corruption, manipulation and scams that have reached endemic proportions. Cheat India cocks a snook at the frailties of the Indian education system, infested by greed harvesters.

Petta (Telugu)

18 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
The Karthik Subbaraj-directed Petta is an action film where Rajinikanth, a school warden, plays the antagonist.

Loro (Italian)

17 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction, and who else to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino, the Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope, who returns to cinema in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician.

Fantastica (Tagalog)

17 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
The proprietor of a struggling carnival must help a prince from another land find three lost princesses.

Petta (Tamil|Hindi)

11 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
The Karthik Subbaraj-directed Petta is an action film where Rajinikanth, a school warden, plays the antagonist.

The Accidental Prime Minister (Hindi)

11 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
Life,Work and Controversies related to India's 14th Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Vinaya Vidheya Rama (Telugu)

11 January 2019 9:00am22 January 2019 9:00am
Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a Telugu movie starring Ram Charan, Kiara Advani and Vivek Oberoi in prominent roles. It is a drama directed by Boyapati Srinu.

Do Dooni Panj (Punjabi)

11 January 2019 9:00am22 January 2019 9:00am
Do Dooni Panj is a story of a young post graduate named Jagseer Singh who believes that the education he has received had led nowhere. He is abused and ignored by his family members as well as his beloved. One day, drunk out of frustration,a very absurd thought happens to come in his mind which is actually uttered by his best friend Kala. The next day Jagseer goes to the University and College, where he got his post graduation and graduation,and demands for the refund of the expenses spent on getting education. Being passed down from one institution to another, Jagseer comes to know about that the school management is responsible for his present day circumstances. As a result he files a case against the school management for providing wrong education. After a lot of humourous twists and turns, the case reaches to a such kind of condition where the public questions the condition of the current education system and the result of the case rests on the five questions posed to Jagseer.

Uri: The Surgical Strike (Hindi)

11 January 2019 9:00am12 February 2019 9:00am
A defining moment in India’s military history. A moment that paved a path to a new, stronger India.Vicky Kaushal's Uri is based on Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads across Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan occupied Kashmir after the attack killed several Indian army men.

Viswasam (Tamil)

10 January 2019 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
Viswasam is a Tamil film staring Ajith Kumar and Nayanatara in lead roles.

Swing Kids (Korean with English subtitles)

10 January 2019 9:00am22 January 2019 9:00am
EXO’s D.O. stars as Roh Ki Soo, a rebellious North Korean soldier held captive as a prisoner-of-war during the Korean War. The P.O.W. Camp’s US military sergeant encourages the prisoners to channel their interests into dancing and Ki-soo joins a tap-dance troupe called ‘Swing Kids.’ Yet suddenly, their dreams about dancing in prison camps are put in danger.

NTR Kathanayakudu (Telugu|Hindi)

9 January 2019 9:00am22 January 2019 9:00am
The film follows the journey of the legendary Telugu actor, filmmaker and ex-Chief Minister Late Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri and his ascent to success.

Mojin: The Worm Valley (Mandarin)

3 January 2019 9:00am14 January 2019 9:00am
Hu Bayi teams up with Mojin Six to enter the Tomb of Emperor Xian in Yunnan province. The tomb is located on a treacherous island that is full of ancient monsters, including an ancient undying worm. They also face other dangers in the form of fishes with teeth sharp as knives and dead humans with toxic worms living inside their bodies. Still, the group has to fight their way through because the tomb holds the key element that is needed to break the Ghost Eye curse, Phoenix Eye.

Kill Mobile (Mandarin)

29 December 2018 9:00am14 January 2019 9:00am
Seven friends get together for dinner, and decided to play a game where they must share all messages and calls of their cell phones. Throughout the evening, wechat messages, phone calls and APP notifications are coming out continuously. Hilarity and drama ensue together as everyone's secrets are unveiled and the seven friends find themselves more like strangers to each other.

Simmba (Hindi)

28 December 2018 9:00am22 January 2019 9:00am
Simmba is an orphan from Shivgadh from where our beloved Singham was born and raised. Contrary to the philosophies of Singham, Simmba believes that a Corrupt Officer’s life is an ideal life which inspires him to become one. While Simmba enjoys all the perks of being an immoral and unethical Police Officer, a twist in the tale transforms him and forces him to choose the righteous path.

Kusama - Infinity (Japanese)

26 December 2018 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
Kusama - Infinity explores Yayoi Kusama’s fierce determination to become a world-renowned artist.

Cold War (Polish, French, German, Russian, Italian)

26 December 2018 9:00am29 January 2019 9:00am
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.

Zero (Hindi with English subtitles)

21 December 2018 9:00am14 January 2019 9:00am
The story revolves around Bauua Singh, a vertically challenged man, who is full of charm and wit, with a pinch of arrogance. Born to a wealthy family and raised in an environment of affluence and indulgence, Bauua was never failed by Meerut or its people. But when he meets two women, his experiences with these women take him on a journey to complete his 'incompleteness' and broaden his horizons to find a purpose he never knew he had.