BIFF 2020 – Top 5 films if you want a wild ride


One of the great joys of a film festival is the chance to head into a cinema and take a trip into the unknown. The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) offers a feast of strange new worlds to enter and explore while our own strange new world goes on outside.

If you are looking for a wild ride at this year’s BIFF, consider checking out: the dreamy Brazilian fable A Yellow Animal 2020, the impossible romance of Zoé Wittock’s Jumbo 2020, the worlds within worlds within screens in Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s final film Labyrinth of Cinema 2019, the dark hypnotic vision of Los Conductos 2020, and the lo-fi outlandishness of The Twentieth Century 2019.

With over 70 films from 28 countries, we can’t wait to welcome audiences back for BIFF 2020 – 11 exhilarating days of unmissable cinema from 1 to 11 October! 

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1. A Yellow Animal

A Yellow Animal 2020 / Director: Felipe Bragança

2. Jumbo

Jumbo 2020 / Director: Zoé Wittock

3. Labyrinth of Cinema

Labyrinth of Cinema 2019 / Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

4. Los Conductos

Los Conductos 2020 / Director: Camilo Restrepo

5. The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century 2019 / Director: Matthew Rankin

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Returning to Cinemas
BIFF 2020 is one of the first major film festivals in Australia to welcome audiences back to cinemas, and we’ll be taking extra steps to prioritise the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. In addition, when booking, individuals/groups will be distanced in accordance with Queensland Health guidelines.

BIFF 2020 will screen at QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque, and at valued partner venues Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo, The Elizabeth Picture Theatre, New Farm Six Cinemas, Reading Cinemas Newmarket and the State Library of Queensland – all part of a city-wide celebration of film.

QAGOMA is the only Australian art gallery with purpose-built facilities dedicated to film and the moving image. The Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) provides an ongoing program of film and video art that you’re unlikely to see elsewhere, offering a rich and diverse experience of the moving image, showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and international cinema, rare 35mm prints, recent restorations and silent films with live musical accompaniment on the Gallery’s Wurlitzer organ originally installed in Brisbane’s Regent Theatre in November 1929.

BIFF 2020 is supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and the Australian Federal Government through Screen Australia.

Artistic Director for BIFF 2020 is Amanda Slack-Smith, Curatorial Manager of QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque.

Featured image: Production still from Labyrinth of Cinema 2019 / Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi / Image courtesy: AMG Entertainment

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