Gala Events

 
THE DEAD LANDS

THE DEAD LANDS (HAUTOA)

DATE| Sunday, 30 November
TIME| 5.30pm for 6.00pm screening
VENUE| Palace Barracks Cinemas
TICKETS| $15

(includes drink on arrival)

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A magnificent cinematic event, The Dead Lands is a bold and energetic revenge story set in a time long before New Zealand made European contact, when Maori were the only human beings in their world. Shot completely in the Maori language, the film is New Zealand’s official submission for the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

WILLIAM YANG: BLOOD LINKS

William Yang: Blood Links

DATE| Tuesday, 2 December
TIME| 6.00pm screening
VENUE| The Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA
TICKETS| $15

(includes drink after screening)

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Renowned and beloved photographer William Yang was born in North Queensland. William has had photographic exhibitions around the world and in Australia; and was a significant contributor to The China Project at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art in 2009.

BAPFF is proud to invite William to present the gala world premiere of William Yang: Blood Links, in which William narrates, through photographs and images, his personal experience growing up as an Australian-Chinese. At once artistic, intimate and relevant, this cross-cultural story is one of the centrepieces of the BAPFF program.

 

TWO PAISE FOR SUNSHINE, FOUR ANNAS FOR RAIN

Two Paise For Sunshine

DATE| Friday, 5 December
TIME| 5.30pm for 6.00pm screening
VENUE| Palace Barracks Cinemas
TICKETS| $15

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Celebrate the cinematic spectacle of Bollywood at BAPFF with the Australian premiere of Two Paise for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain, presented by the film’s star Rajit Kapur, in Brisbane as a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards International Jury. Actress Deepti Naval’s directorial debut is a bold example of new Indian filmmaking – a work that tackles themes of sexuality and acceptance rarely seen in Indian cinema.

WINTER SLEEP

Winter Sleep

DATE| Sunday, 7 December
TIME| 5.00pm for 5.30pm screening
VENUE| The Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA
TICKETS| $15

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BAPFF is thrilled to present the Queensland premiere of Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or-winning masterpiece Winter Sleep, introduced by producer Zeynep Özbatur Atakan. Nominated for Best Feature Film and Achievement in Directing at this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Winter Sleep is an unmissable festival highlight.

MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW GALA

Margarita With A Straw

DATE| Friday, 12 December
TIME| 5.30pm for 6.00pm screening
VENUE| Palace Barracks Cinemas
TICKETS| $15

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Margarita, with a Straw is among the highlighted Asian films fresh from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival; already very much sought-after in festivals around the world. Female writer/director Shonali Bose has taken on the unusual subject matters of disability and bisexuality, rendering it with such light-heartedness and cheerfulness – not without the shining talent of French Indian actress Kalki Koechlin. Fresh for the eyes and dear to the hearts, a truly celebratory work!