The Brisbane International Film Festival 2021 (BIFF 2021) program has been released and there are 2 films only in French (and 6 others with French and other languages) among the line-up. Find out about the films in French at BIFF 2021 below. You’ll find ticket info and dates at the end of the article. We’ll tell you about multi-language films that include French in a separate article next week.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE (22, 29 & 30 October)
Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) presents a charming film about friendship, family, and love. This is a modern-day fairy tale and a favourite with critics around the world. Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse. The girls quickly become friends and talk about the future and the past as casually as they would talk about anything else. The girls soon discover they have something in common. French auteur Céline Sciamma’s latest film is a gorgeous and captivating intergenerational drama.
23 & 20 October
From the legendary provocateur Gasper Noé (Irreversible, Climax), comes an unexpected turn, a subtle and controlled depiction of the last days of an elderly couple stricken by dementia. The wife (Françoise Lebrun) is in the last stages of her illness, her partner (played by horror legend Dario Argento, Suspiria) is unable to accept or concede his inability to cope as things begin to fall apart.
And yet to despite the subtlety and thoughtfulness of Noé’s depiction of the couple’s plight, Vortex is immediately obvious as one of his works: from his use of split screen filmmaking last seen in Lux Æterna now used to follow and contrast the wanderings of husband and wife, to a structure that thematically and formally evokes his breakthrough film Irreversible’s tagline, Time Destroys Everything. Bleakly stunning.
KEY INFO FOR BIFF 2021
WHAT: Brisbane International Film Festival 2021 (BIFF 2021)
WHERE: various cinemas in Brisbane
WHEN: 21 to 31 October 2021
HOW: Buy tickets via the website: www.biff.com.au
Regular film sessions: $18* for adults and $15* for concession.
Special events have individual pricing. Check specific film and event pages for special pricing and registration requirements. Transaction or booking fees apply.
Festival Multi-Pass $90 or $75 for concession card holders (Attend 6 Films for the price of 5)
What films are you planning to see at BIFF 2021??
–OTHER ARTICLES YOU MAY LIKE–
For other things happening around Australia and online in October, take a look at our article, What’s on in October.
For French films you can stream at home, take a look at the following articles: