5 BIFF 2020 films plugging in to the power of music

Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) taps into music’s power of social conscience in many ways, from soundtracks that immerse us in carefully-crafted, thought-provoking worlds to full-fledged riff-powered activism.   For his debut feature Air Conditioner 2020, Angolan director Fradique’s invites singer-composer-producer Aline Frazão to compose the perfect lilting score for the magical-realist wanderings of…

Fishing for a Miracle? Try these 5 BIFF 2020 films

It’s always hard to choose just five. But if I have to pick, here are some of my favourite Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) films. The vitality and authenticity of the female friendships, well-crafted characters and sheer joy in Rocks is what makes this film such a pleasure to watch. Delve into the liquid-like…

BIFF 2020 – Top 5 films when taking matters into your own hands

This collection of Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) films champion the imperative of taking matters into your own hands and how grass roots movements can change the world. Brazen Hussies 2020 charts the women’s liberation movement which began by having conversations together, BIFF closing night film Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra 2020 and Looky…

Cult Superstars and Maverick Misfits: 5 Cinematic Sensations from Biff 2020

Despite the many unexpected surprises that 2020 has thrown the world’s way, it has remained a fascinating and dynamic year for cinema. From emerging voices to new films from the old guard, there has been a bevy of exciting releases from all corners of the world. Five of my personal favourites from this year’s Brisbane…