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 9:00am12 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

Jawaani Jaaneman (Hindi)

31 January 2020 9:00am13 February 2020 11:00pm
A 40-year-old playboy's life turns upside down when he comes to know that he has a 20 something-year-old daughter.

Aswathama (Telugu)

31 January 2020 9:00am13 February 2020 11:00pm
Ashwathama is an upcoming Telugu action movie starring Naga Shaurya in the lead role with Mehreen Pirzada and Sargun Kaur in the crucial roles. The film was directed by Ramana Teja and produced by Usha Mulpuri under the banner of Ira Creations.

Anjaam Pathira (Malayalam)

31 January 2020 9:00am6 February 2020 11:00pm
Investigation officers are challenged by a serial killer. The victims being Police officers, there comes an urgency to solve it as soon as possible. Will Clinical Psychologist Anwar Hussain and the Police team together able to solve it?

Sheep Without a Shepherd (Mandarin)

30 January 2020 9:00am13 February 2020 11:00pm
Lee and his wife Jade run a small company in Thailand. They have two lovely daughters and live a happy life. However, his eldest daughter kills the son of Lawan in self-defense. To protect his daughter and families, Lee has to bury the body and cover the truth. Lawanis the head of the regional police, and she is dying to find her missing son. The contest between Lee and Lawan is beginning.

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?!

A Hidden Life (German | Italian)

30 January 2020 9:00am13 February 2020 11:00pm
Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.

Street Dancer 3 (Hindi)

24 January 2020 9:00am6 February 2020 11:00pm
A dance epic based on the multifarious colors of dance and the unity that occurs between two different groups coming together for a single cause. Set in London, the film is about 2 rival dance groups from India and Pakistan, who've been competing against each other every time they meet, be it at a cafe or at an underground street battle, until they eventually realize that they stem from the same roots and have a common purpose to stand for their people from the Asian subcontinent. Followed by the backdrop of a global dance competition, the film showcases how these underdogs stand strong against all odds.

Panga (Hindi)

24 January 2020 9:00am6 February 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.

Jinde Meriye (Punjabi)

24 January 2020 9:00am6 February 2020 11:00pm
A turbulent love story set in the backdrop of university life. Yaadi falls in love with Rehmat an innocent and focused student who's view on success is different to Yaadi who is always looking for shortcuts. Yaadi finds himself drawn to the local drug-dealing culture and whilst he accumulates his wealth quickly, Rehmat's father decides to arrange her marriage with a law-abiding man called Yuvi which places Rehmat at a crossroad in her life and forces her to choose her family over her Love. Will Yaadi realize that his real happiness lies with Rehmat and will he try to win her back?

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (Hindi)

10 January 2020 9:00am6 February 2020 11:00pm
Based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, a 17th-century Maharashtrian Marathi military leader.

Pain and Glory (Spanish)

7 November 2019 9:00am23 February 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.