BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
27th September 2019

Across 11 days, the Brisbane International Film Festival celebrates contemporary international and Australian screen culture with new release features and documentaries, shorts programs and retrospectives, alongside screenings with live music, conversations, panel discussions and more.

Running from the 3rd to the 13th October, BIFF showcases a huge selection of films ahead of their theatrical releases - so check out the reviews below from the SWITCH team, and check back throughout the festival as we add even more!

RELATEDTHE DAY SHALL COMEA hilarious take on a flawed system
RELATEDJUDY & PUNCHA dark fairytale from a fresh Australian voice
RELATEDTITO AND THE BIRDSA flight of imagination
RELATEDTHE DEAD DON'T DIEA zombie comedy that's anything but grave
RELATEDVARDA BY AGNÈSThe final film of a French New Wave legend
RELATEDTHE THIRD WIFEArtistic, painful and beautiful
RELATEDMONOSA hypnagogic mix of teen angst and warfare
RELATEDTHE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCEA time capsule of dying languages and civilisations
RELATEDYOUNG AHMEDA disappointment from a world of talent
RELATEDMATTHIAS AND MAXIMEA magical film on the complexity of friendship and love
RELATEDPAIN AND GLORYAlmodóvar delivers a rhapsodic masterwork
RELATEDPORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIREA perfect film on the language of desire
RELATEDTHE SOUVENIRA flawed but fascinating act of autobiography
RELATEDMEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIENThree Men and a Xenomorph
RELATEDIN MY BLOOD IT RUNSAn eye-opening tale of struggling Indigenous youth
RELATEDDARK PLACEAn unsettling Indigenous horror anthology
RELATEDCHAINED FOR LIFEThe aesthetics of acting
RELATEDSLAMA gripping urban mystery
TRENDINGWIN MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARSA global adventure for the legendary lady detective
TRENDINGTHE WISHMAS TREEA magical experience for the whole family
TRENDINGA GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEXA quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
TRENDINGMR. JONESA chilling true story
TRENDINGEMMA.A dazzling new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic
TRENDINGTHE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMANMel Gibson's dictionary origin story a dry read
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