‘Tar’, ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and ‘Seriously Red’ headlining at this year’s Brisbane International Film Festival!

Running for 11 days, across 7 wonderful venues and hosting 120 films, the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2022) is less than a week away! Kicking off on October 26, BIFF will be featuring an array of stories from all over the country and the world, with unique filmmakers shining a light on stories and people in feature films, shorts and documentaries!

The festival beings on October 26 with the opening night red carpet gala, and Queensland premiere, of Seriously Red at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The Australian comedy from writer/star Krew Boylan follows a realtor, Red (Boylan), who pursues a career as a Dolly Parton impersonator. Premiering at many festivals this year to rave reviews, specifically complimenting Boylan’s performance in this downright hilarious film! Tickets for the opening night gala are still available now (check the link at the bottom of this article).

BIFF 2022 will also be home to some fantastic and highly anticipated Queensland premieres of films that have garnered significant awards buzz from worldwide festivals including TIFF and Sundance. On that list is Tar, a drama about a renowned orchestral composer, played by Cate Blanchett, who begins to become haunted by the obsession of her work. Blanchett is many critics and pundits front runner for Best Actress at the Academy Awards – so Tar will not be one to miss.

Also premiering with incredible buzz is Martin McDonagh’s (In Bruges) latest directorial effort, reuniting In Bruges stars Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, in The Banshees of Inisherin. Already making many critics top films lists for the year already, this dark comedy is sure to make waves at BIFF with the talent behind and in front of the camera!

Rounding out some of the fantastic international films are Triangle of Sadness, a fantastic satire that blends Below Deck and Survivor with some hilarious results; She Said, based on the New York Times reporters who exposed Harvey Weinstein and propelled the #MeToo movement; and A24s critically acclaimed drama, Aftersun and a late addition to the line-up came through Luca Guagadino’s highly anticipated dark romance, Love and Bones, starring Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell.

Alongside this brilliant line up is an array of homegrown features and shorts that will showcase some incredible Australian talent on screen. Transfusion, The Tunnel: The Other Side of Darkness, Black Site, Bassendream and a plethora of shorts are available if that’s your fancy!

BIFF 2022 Program Manager, Sasha Close says about the line up: “There is a smorgasbord of film presented in the strands across the festival, each film ready to delight, entertain, enrage, or engage.”

“I warmly invite audiences to explore the program, the majority of films have premiere status and will be screening for the first time in Queensland.” adds Ms Close

“So, make a date, book your tickets with friends, family or fellow cinephiles. A celebration of film and screen content awaits you and rolls out at Brisbane cinemas and venues from October 27th for eleven glorious days.”

Make sure you keep an eye out here at Novastream Network as Nick L’Barrow covers the festival, right from the opening night gala, through the huge Queensland premieres, bring reviews of what BIFF 2022 has an offer.

Head to www.biff.com.au to find the festival’s full program and buy your tickets now!

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Nick L'Barrow
Nick L'Barrow
Nick is a Brisbane-based film/TV reviewer. He gained his following starting with his 60 second video reviews of all the latest releases on Instagram (@nicksflicksfix), before launching a monthly podcast with Peter Gray called Monthly Movie Marathon. Nick contributes to Novastream with interviews and reviews for the latest blockbusters.

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