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 2023 Sunshine Coast Italian Film Festival 

BETTER WORLD FILM AND DESIGN FESTIVAL + SUMMER FRENCH SERIES

CURRENT FILM SCREENINGS

NEW FILMS:  Italian Festival 2023: Breaking Up In Rome/ Morricone The Maestro /The Hummingbird/

 Summer French 2023 : A Mermaid In Paris/ Full Time/Petite Maman 

BETTER WORLD FILM AND DESIGN FESTIVAL in March: Building Bastille/Shackleton/Aalto/All The Beauty and The Bloodshed/Maija Isola/ We Are Still Here/Close/ The Blue Caftan/Corner Of The Earth: Kamchatka

  • The Shadow Of The Day (L’ombra Del Giorno) Caloundra
    07 Feb, 7:00 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    Featuring a star studded ensemble cast, The Shadow of the Day is Giuseppe Piccioni’s thoughtful drama that reflects on attraction, love, Fascism and the pre-war atmosphere of control and isolation.
  • French Sunday Matinee Pass (Caloundra) 3 for $35
    12 Feb, 2:30 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    3 French Films; A Mermaid In Paris (only Coast screening) Sun 12th of Feb Full Time Sun the 19th Feb and Petite Maman Sun 26th of Feb. All 2.30pm
  • A Mermaid in Paris (Une Sirene a Paris)
    12 Feb, 2:30 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    On the banks of the Seine is the barge-cabaret, the Flowerburger and here Gaspard sings his heart out but no longer loses it. Until he saves the exotic Lula who causes mens' hearts to explode when they fall in love with her. Bringing her back to health could kill him. "Refreshingly original."
  • Petite Maman
    Sun, 12 Feb
    Noosa Heads
    12 Feb, 2:30 pm
    Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
    Great French cinema from acclaimed French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) it explores the complexity of mother–daughter relationships and the complex web of connections that entwine generations across time. Magical.
  • 4 for $50 Pass Feb-March Noosa
    Sun, 12 Feb
    Noosa Heads
    12 Feb, 7:00 pm
    Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
    8 films in Feb and March-choose just 4 for $50. (You can include screenings in Caloundra that aren't screening in Noosa ) Award winning films across 5 star foreign language films and non scripted films like All The Beauty / Maija Isola and much more. Details in about the event below
  • The Hummingbird (Il Colibri) Caloundra screening
    14 Feb, 7:00 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    From the international bestselling novel by Sandro Veronesi, (A masterpiece-The Guardian) The Hummingbird delivers a story of the ancestral force of life and the struggle to resist what sometimes seems unsustainable, even with the powerful weapons of illusion, happiness and cheerfulness.
  • Breaking Up In Rome (Lasciarsi Un Giorno A Roma) Noosa
    15 Feb, 7:00 pm
    Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
    Directed by, starring and co-written by Edoardo Leo, (Perfect Strangers) this romantic comedy asks how difficult it is to separate after a long relationship and pays homage to the gorgeous eternal city, Rome.
  • Full Time  (A Plein Temps)  Sun Matinee Caloundra
    19 Feb, 2:30 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    Following her César award-winning performance in Antoinette in the Cévennes, Laure Calamy demonstrates the phenomenal range of her talents in this great drama-thriller where she plays a woman in a race against time.
  • Ennio Morricone  The Maestro (Documentay) Sun Matinee Noosa
    19 Feb, 2:30 pm
    Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
    An unforgettable celebration of a massive life in music, film and Italian culture Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso). Who hasn't been touched by his music? This is a must for any lover of music, film and culture. "Fantastically entertaining." The Guardian.
  • 4 films for $50 Pass Feb-March Caloundra
    22 Feb, 7:00 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    From Academy Award nominated films, Close and All the Beauty And The Bloodshed to the long listed CORSAGE, and The Blue Caftan to the riveting Shackleton, Building Bastille, Aalto, We Are Still Here and Corners of The Earth. See details in about the event below.
  • CORSAGE (German-French with subs) Academy Awards Screening Caloundra
    22 Feb, 7:00 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    Long listed for Best International Film at the Oscars. Corsage is an amazing film that tells the story of Empress Elizabeth of Austria Hungary who is restricted by the times, her husband and the royal court about what she can say and do. An incredible performance by Vicky Krieps. Excellent.
  • Petite Maman  (Sun Matinee Caloundra)
    26 Feb, 2:30 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    Great French cinema from acclaimed French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) it explores the complexity of mother–daughter relationships and the complex web of connections that entwine generations across time. Magical.
  • The Hummingbird (Il Colibri) Noosa Screening
    01 Mar, 7:00 pm
    Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
    From the international bestselling novel by Sandro Veronesi, (A masterpiece-The Guardian) The Hummingbird delivers a story of the ancestral force of life and the struggle to resist what sometimes seems unsustainable, even with the powerful weapons of illusion, happiness and cheerfulness.
  • CLOSE (Belgium-French lang Eng Subs) Oscars nominated for Best International Feature
    05 Mar, 2:30 pm
    Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
    CLOSE is the story of two 13 year old boys, Leo and Remi from rural Belguim who have been best friends all their lives but find their friendship misconstrued when they start middle school. When Leo begins to distance himself from Remi there are dramatic consequences. "An exceptional film." BBC
  • Building Bastille
    Tue, 07 Mar
    Caloundra
    07 Mar, 7:00 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    Building Bastille is a feature length documentary that tells the comic, dramatic and tangled story of how an unknown architect, Carlos Ott won the commission to build the new Paris Opera House. If it wasn't so French it couldn't be true.
  • SHACKLETON: The Greatest Story of Survival
    09 Mar, 7:00 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    28 lost adventurers must fight for their lives after their only lifeline is destroyed in the most uninhabitable place on Earth – Antarctica. Adventurer and explorer Tim Jarvis walks us through what happened with lessons for todays world. Incredible.
  • Aalto. Architect of Emotions.
    Sun, 12 Mar
    Caloundra
    12 Mar, 2:30 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    A documentary film journey into the life and work of one of the greatest modern architects, Alvar Aalto from Finland. The film shares for the first time the intimate love story of Alvar and his architect wife, Aino Aalto who was a major creative design force in her own right. "Captivating."
  • All The Beauty And The Bloodshed (Award winning Documentary)
    14 Mar, 7:00 pm
    Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
    This incredible film is artist Nan Goldin's reclamation of her story as well as speaking truth to power and uniting people to a bigger cause; taking on the art worlds acceptance of blood money from big Pharma. Brilliant.
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The Sunshine Coast Film Festival acknowledges the Kabi Kabi people and the Jinibara people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and screen. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. Wunya.  

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