QFF is excited to announce that its debut line-up will include Philippe Garrel’s Jealousy, Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy, and Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson’s The Forbidden Room, as well as emerging local works such as Eight by first-time Brisbane filmmaker Peter Blackburn.
The announcement of these four films—spanning three continents and a range of styles, traditions, and subject matter—signals QFF’s commitment to quality and variety in cinema, according to Festival co-director John Edmond.
“There’s Jealousy, the latest work by a French master director; the highly anticipated The Duke of Burgundy; and Eight, a claustrophobic local effort shot in one bravura take.”
“We’re also thrilled to screen the The Forbidden Room, which imagines a delirious alternative history for early cinema as it jumps from lurid tale to lurid tale,” says Edmond.
QFF’s full program of around a dozen feature films, as well as supporting shorts, will be released in June. Tickets will be available through the New Farm Cinemas website, and in person at the box office.
For more information on the announced titles visit our Films section.