The Brisbane International Film Festival returns next month with a program chock-a-block full of 70th Cannes Film Festival favourites and cinematic delights.
The festival will be bookended by the Opening Night gala screening of the wildly entertaining Swedish satire 'The Square' and the Closing Night gala screening of the home-town favourite 'The Go-Betweens: Right Here', about the legendary Brisbane band.
Written and directed by one of cinemas' contemporary masters, Ruben Östlund, scathing black comedy 'The Square' – based loosely on some of Östlund’s own chequered experiences with art installations – takes aim at the self-obsessed and decadent art world, with its hunger for publicity and pretensions towards smug altruism.
'The Go-Betweens: Right Here' is a feature documentary directed by Kriv Stenders ('Red Dog', 'Australia Day'), which explores the melodramatic saga behind the rise and fall of one of the most artistically successful and influential Australian bands of the last 40 years.
For 16 days in between these, the 23rd Brisbane International Film Festival offers cinema lovers the chance to indulge in a programme of indie darlings, festival circuit award-winners, cinema masters, Australian, International and World premieres, family favourites and must-see documentaries.
Check out the programme of Brisbane International Film Festival in its entirety here
Brisbane International Film Festival takes place at Palace Barracks and Palace Centro from 17 August-3 September.