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

Aurore (French)

17 April 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
A hugely entertaining blend of humour, truthfulness and sensitivity, Blandine Lenoir’s warm-hearted romantic comedy AURORE centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major personal and professional life changes.

Gurrumul (First Australian)

15 May 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.

How long will I love you (Chinese Mandarin)

18 May 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
Gu Xiaojiao, a young girl from 2018 and Lu Ming, a man from 1999, discovers that they have both woken up in the same bed at the same space-time. More surprisingly, they realize that they can time travel through exiting the bedroom door. The fun begins when start to plan a lot of changes within these two eras. However, they do not know that their destiny is in the hands of a mysterious person.

Gauguin (French)

31 May 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
Year 1891. Gauguin has exiled himself to Tahiti.
He wants to rediscover his painting, as a free, wild man, far from the moral, political, and aesthetic codes of civilized Europe.He goes ever deeping into the jungle, coping with solitude, poverty, and sickness.
Here he'll encounter Tehura, who will become his wife, and the subject of his greatest paintings.

Veere Di Wedding (Hindi)

1 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
Four girls on their way to find true love. However friendship this strong does have its consequences.

Carry On Jatta 2 (Punjabi)

1 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
'Carry On Jatta' is an Punjabi romantic comedy starring Gippy Grewal and Mahie Gill in the leading roles. It revolves around the confusing and comic events that arise after Jass lies to Mahie about his family in order to marry her.

Kaala (Tamil)

7 June 2018 8:30am28 June 2018 9:30am
The film will bring the fight against corruption to celluloid. Engendering the avatar of ‘Kaala’ in his battle against injustice, Rajni signifies the 'God of Death’; the one who fights to protect.

Believer - Dokjeon (Korean)

7 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
In this much-anticipated Korean remake of the Johnnie To classic ‘Drug War’, a detective goes undercover in a drug ring and allies with a member of the gang in order to take it down.

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Japanese with English subtitles)

7 June 2018 4:30pm28 June 2018 4:30pm
Acclaimed screenwriter Mari Okada (Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day) makes her directorial debut in this moving animated fantasy feature.

Sammohanam (Telugu)

15 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
Sammohanam is an upcoming telugu film staring Aditi Rao Hydari and Sudheer Babu from National Award Winning director Mohan Krishna Indraganti. The film is all about the love that takes blossoms between a boy outside the film industry and the star within the industry.

7 Din Mohabbat In (Urdu with English subtitles)

15 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
This rom-com will explore all the highs and lows of finding true love along with its witty dialogues. 

Race 3 (Hindi with English subtitles)

15 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
Race 3 is an internationally mounted saga of a family that deals in borderline crime but is ruthless and vindictive to the core.

The Leakers (Cantonese and Malay)

21 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
The film centers around a Malaysian pharmaceutical company using a new virus to generate an epidemic. A secret organization, known as "The Leaker", discloses this information. After the suicide of the pharmaceutical company's son and a local reporter, the wife of the pharmaceutical company's owner leaves for Hong Kong. A Malaysian police chief, Hong Kong police officer, and journalist work together to locate her whereabouts.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (Japanese)

21 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.

Lobster Cop (Mandarin with English subtitles)

21 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
An amateurish NARC crew is running a lobster restaurant as a cover up in order to monitor a bunch of drug dealers closely. Unexpectedly, the business of this restaurant is getting better and better, and they are overly occupied by the restaurant business while trying to keep eyes on any actions of criminality. Things are going south and a plot is soon to be uncovered.

Spirited Away (Japanese with English subtitles)

21 June 2018 9:00am24 June 2018 9:00am
Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.

Tik Tik Tik (Tamil)

22 June 2018 9:00am28 June 2018 9:00am
After discovering that an asteroid the size of India is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

When Marnie Was There (Japanese)

28 June 2018 9:00am2 July 2018 9:00am
A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.

Two is a Family (French with English subtitles)

28 June 2018 9:00am4 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 9:00am4 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.

Brother of the Year (Thai and Japanese)

28 June 2018 9:00am5 July 2018 9:00am
ane lives with her brother Chut with her being the only one doing everything around the house. But Chut will need to learn to take care of himself when Jane is about to get married and move to Japan

Animal World (Mandarin)

29 June 2018 9:00am5 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 9:00am5 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.

No Date, No Signautre (Persian)

30 June 2018 9:00am4 July 2018 9:00am
A usually strict coroner finds the body of an acquaintance in the mortuary. His colleague has already determined the cause of death, but he has another possible explanation. However, to reveal the truth would mean becoming personally involved in the case. Moreover, it could have unjust consequences for those involved.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Japanese)

5 July 2018 9:00am8 July 2018 9:00am
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Back to Burgundy (French with English subtitles)

5 July 2018 9:00am12 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.

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.

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.

Grave of the Fireflies (Japanese)

14 June 2018 7:00pm10:00pm
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Naa Nuvve (Telugu)

14 June 2018 9:00am18 June 2018 9:00am
Enjoy this romantic comedy from India.

Ailecek Saskiniz (Turkish)

14 June 2018 9:00am18 June 2018 9:00am
Ferhat is a spoiled man who takes over his father's company. Ferhat's right hand is his childhood friend, the company's finance manager, G�khan. They are not very kind to their employees. One day they will be friends with the restaurant owner. Ferhat falls in love with the restaurant owner's daughter Elif. But Elif is not a delicate and pure young girl. Her career, her hard character, and her witless intelligence, which are full of special training and superior services, will make Ferhat much more difficult.

Akira (Japanese)

13 June 2018 9:00am18 June 2018 9:00am
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Kaala (Telugu)

7 June 2018 9:00am18 June 2018 9:00am
The film will bring the fight against corruption to celluloid. Engendering the avatar of ‘Kaala’ in his battle against injustice, Rajni signifies the 'God of Death’; the one who fights to protect.

Kaala (Hindi with English subtitles)

7 June 2018 9:00am18 June 2018 9:00am
The film will bring the fight against corruption to celluloid. Engendering the avatar of ‘Kaala’ in his battle against injustice, Rajni signifies the 'God of Death’; the one who fights to protect.

Inuyashiki Live Action (Japanese)

31 May 2018 9:00am18 June 2018 9:00am
This is the live-action film adaptation of Hiroya Oku's sci-fi manga.

Inuyashiki Ichiro is a middle-aged, friendless man with an uncaring family. One fateful evening, he is struck by a mysterious explosion in a public park, which is of extraterrestrial origin, and his body is replaced by an incredibly powerful, but still outwardly human, mechanical body. He quickly realizes the extent of his body's powers, and after saving a homeless man being beaten by a pack of teenagers, he decides to dedicate himself to doing good, using his powers to heal those with incurable diseases and fight crime. That is until he meets his nemesis

Kasal: The Wedding (Tagalog)

31 May 2018 9:00am18 June 2018 9:00am
Lia Marquez (Bea Alonzo) is a spirited woman who is set to marry Philip Cordero (Paulo Avelino), Cebu City’s most eligible bachelor who currently runs to clinch the mayoral position. However, things get a little bit shaky when Wado dela Costa (Derek Ramsay), Lia’s ex-boyfriend, returns to win her back before he loses his chance.