Brisbane International Film Festival 2021 First films
In October, the curtain will rise for the 27th Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF).
The festival unveiled its festival in the form of four films. The first is “Drover’s wife, the legend of Molly Johnson”.
The highly anticipated Australian drama is written, directed and co-produced by Leah Purcell, and reimagines the Henry Lawson classic from the perspective of an indigenous bush woman raising children and running her family farm in the face of relentless adversity.
“The Brisbane International Film Festival is my home festival, and I am so thrilled and humbled to be a part of it; this is an important moment for me, ”says Leah Purcell. “I am a proud native of Queensland First Nations, so having my first feature film be the opening night film of BIFF 2021 is a highlight of my career. This film has a heart and soul of Murri that runs through it with the story of my family. ”
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the BIFF provides an opportunity to celebrate the most successful year yet for Queensland’s screen industry.
“The BIFF is one of Queensland’s premier annual events, drawing enthusiastic film fans to Brisbane and providing a vital platform for our local filmmakers to network and showcase their skills and talent,” said the Prime Minister. “With the support of my government through Screen Queensland, the Queensland screen industry is thriving and experiencing an increase in local and international production, attracting millions of people into the economy and creating hundreds of jobs. for the inhabitants. “
“The worst person in the world” – Image © Oslo Pictures
BIFF will host the Australian premiere of the Norwegian comedy drama “The Worst Person in the World”. Russian drama ‘Compartment No. 6’ and festival circuit favorite ‘Little Mum’ are also making their debut on Australian screens.
“The public will have the chance to experience something new, unexpected, real,” says Sasha Close, BIFF Program Manager. “This year’s program is diverse, fresh and entertaining. People of all ages and cinematic tastes will find something to amuse, entertain, or educate them about.
“I invite Brisbane to connect with incredible filmmakers and storytellers, to be inspired by the diversity of BIFF’s program and – most importantly – to expect the unexpected in October.”
The Brisbane International Film Festival runs from October 21 to 31.