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

Parasite (Korean)

27 June 2019 9:00am30 January 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.

Pain and Glory (Spanish)

7 November 2019 9:00am31 January 2020 11:00pm
PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need, he also finds his salvation.e as past and present come crashing down around him.

Ip Man 4: The Finale (Mandarin | Cantonese with English subtitles)

20 December 2019 9:00am23 January 2020 11:00pm
Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Ip Man arrives in America to look for a school for his son but finds himself defending Chinese culture against an American imperialist officer.

Good Newwz (Hindi)

27 December 2019 9:00am23 January 2020 11:00pm
Varun and Deepti Batra have met with the realisation that they need to have a kid before it’s too late. Little do they know that on this reproductive journey, their fates would get tied with another couple – Honey and Monika Batra. Their clash leads to hilarious, often ridiculous situations.

Ashfall (Korean)

9 January 2020 9:00am23 January 2020 11:00pm
Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 9000', a volcano erupts on Baekdu Mountain located on the Chinese-North Korean border. Armed with the threat of imminent eruptions, a team of uniquely trained professionals from South and North Korea unite. Together, they must join forces and attempt to prevent a catastrophic disaster threatening the Korean Peninsula.

Adoring (Mandarin and Simplified Chinese with English subtitle)

9 January 2020 9:00am23 January 2020 11:00pm
Pet center owner and vet Vivian provides medical care for all pets in the community; she witnesses six heart-warming stories among the pets and their owners. The six stories are interconnected with laughter and tears, until every family’s problem is eventually resolved. The pets and their humans then live happily ever after.

Darbar (Tamil)

9 January 2020 9:00am23 January 2020 11:00pm
The superstar Rajinikanth plays the role of a cop who must solve the case of a group of murders. This action thriller is directed by A.R. Murugadoss and is being made under the banner of Lyca Productions.

Chhapaak (Hindi)

10 January 2020 9:00am23 January 2020 11:00pm
Chhapaak is a film that looks at Acid violence through the lens of Acid survivor Laxmi Agarwal’s story. As Malti in the film, she comes from a humble, unprivileged background. Malti was attacked with acid on a street in New Delhi, in 2005. Her assailant was a man twice her age, whose advances Malti had clearly declined.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (Hindi)

10 January 2020 9:00am30 January 2020 11:00pm
Based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, a 17th-century Maharashtrian Marathi military leader.

Sarileru Neekevvaru (Telugu)

11 January 2020 9:00am30 January 2020 11:00pm
The film stars Mahesh Babu as Indian Army Major Ajay Krishna while Rashmika Mandanna plays the female lead role. Sarileru Neekevvaru also features Vijayashanti, Prakash Raj.

Ala Vaikunthapuramulo (Telugu | Hindi | Tamil | Malayalam)

12 January 2020 9:00am30 January 2020 11:00pm
la Vaikunthapurramuloo (lit. Once in Vaikunthapuram) is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language action drama film directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by Allu Aravind and S. Radha Krishna under their banners Geetha Arts and Haarika & Hassine Creations, the film stars Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Tabu, Jayaram and Nivetha Pethuraj in lead roles with Sushanth, Navdeep, Sunil, Murali Sharma, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Rajendra Prasad, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishna, Brahmaji, Samuthirakani, Sachin Khedekar, Brahmanandam and others playing pivotal roles.

Pattas (Tamil)

16 January 2020 9:00am30 January 2020 11:00pm
Sakthi is a petty thief in a Chennai slum, who learns the Adimurai, the ancient and oldest form of martial arts. Meanwhile, an evil man and his son challenge Sakthi for a kickboxing tournament, and Sakthi agrees to participate in it.

The Mall The Merrier (Tagalog | Filipino)

16 January 2020 9:00am30 January 2020 11:00pm
Moira Molina is fulfilling his father’s wish of bringing back the belen display that their aging family mall “TAMOL MALL” was once known for. However, when his father unexpectedly died on a plane crash, he assumes an even bigger responsibility to manage their mall. On the other hand, his mother also died in the crash, which makes his estranged younger sister Morisette Molina to come back from Australia. She tells Moira that she is back here to claim the mall inherited to her.

Khatre Da Ghuggu (Punjabi)

17 January 2020 9:00am30 January 2020 11:00pm
The story of this film revolves around 'Fateh' who works as a RJ to earn money and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a singer. From his huge fan following, he meets 'Meet' who falls in love with him.

Jai Mummy Di (Hindi)

17 January 2020 9:00am23 January 2020 11:00pm
Jai Mummy Di is a light-hearted family comedy that portrays the trials and tribulations a couple has to undergo due to the dynamics between their respective mothers.

Panga (Hindi)

24 January 2020 9:00am30 January 2020 11:00pm
Rooted in the subculture of societal facts Panga is an emotional roller coaster tale of a middle class Indian woman; A forgotten kabaddi world champion who catalyses an inner desire to give a new meaning to her existing role as a wife and mother and takes an ingenious decision to come back to the sport despite the challenges of age stereotypes and a new generation complexities which creates an upheaval in her life as she is torn between family responsibility and love for the sport.

Detective Chinatown 3 (Mandarin | Japanese | Thai with Chinese and English subtitles)

25 January 2020 9:00am30 January 2020 11:00pm
After Bangkok and New York, Chinatown master detectives Tang Ren and Qin Feng are heading to Tokyo to solve a mysterious murder case. Joining them are Thai detective Tony, and Japanese policeman Noda Hiroshi as they attempt to outwit Q, the top ranked mastermind on Crimastr. Director Chen Sicheng returns with his all-star cast for the hilarious DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 3.

Konosuba!: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! - Legend of Crimson (Japanese)

30 January 2020 9:00am6 February 2020 11:00pm
A video game-loving shut-in, Satou Kazuma’s life should’ve ended when he was hit by a truck, but through a twist in fate, he ends up reincarnating in another world--and dragging the goddess, Aqua, along with him. Then, one day, the Crimson Demon girl Yunyun says something that makes the entire group freeze up: “I want to have your babies, Kazuma!” Upon hearing the details, it turns out that the Crimson Demon village that Megumin and Yunyun are from is facing a threat that could mean it’s ending. Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon village intent on saving it... when they are faced with their greatest threat yet! What will become of the unremarkable adventurer Kazuma’s life in another world?!

Mardaani 2 (Hindi)

13 December 2019 9:00am19 December 2019 11:00pm
Mardaani 2 (transl. Manly) is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written and directed by Gopi Puthran and produced by Aditya Chopra. It stars Rani Mukerji and is a sequel to Mardaani, with Mukerji reprising the role of police officer Shivani Shivaji Roy. In this film, she goes up against a 21-year-old​ villain.

Children of the Sea (Japanese)

12 December 2019 9:00am18 December 2019 11:00pm
When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish.

The Whistleblower (Mandarin)

12 December 2019 9:00am18 December 2019 11:00pm
Following a fatal accident, a Chinese expatriate working for a mining company in Australia discovers that new technology developed by the company may be a health risk, and investigates a web of conspiracies in his search for the truth.

The Ideal Place (French)

12 December 2019 9:00am18 December 2019 11:00pm
The story begins in the South of France in 1879. Ferdinand Cheval is a reserved and quiet man. A rural postman, he enjoys the solitude of his 20-mile rounds, daydreaming about a world full of wonder and beauty that he can only glimpse through postcards and magazines. After the birth of Alice, his daughter, he has a revelation: he will build a palace to turn her into a princess. With no architectural background, driven by his love for Alice and the unconditional support of his wife, Philomène, Ferdinand Cheval will turn his vision into a reality with his bare hands, dedicating 33 challenging years to the construction of the Ideal Palace, which was classified as a historical monument in 1969 and is considered to be the first cultural landmark of native art.