The Brisbane International Film Festival kicked off at the Palace Barracks Cinema last Wednesday evening with the premiere of 'The Railway Man', the latest film from Australian director, Jonathan Teplitzky.

Based on an inspiring true story and starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, 'The Railway Man' is a powerful and beautifully crafted story of love, suffering, forgiveness and reconciliation set against the backdrop of World War II.

Firth plays Brian Lomax, an English soldier struggling to come to terms with his traumatic experiences suffered as prisoner of the Japanese after the fall of Singapore.

Almost 50 years later, Lomax tracks down the Japanese soldier, Takashi Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada) responsible for the horrific torture he endured to try and understand his physical and psychological torment. Gripping and emotionally driven, 'The Railway Man' is sure to be a runaway success.

Opening Night celebrations continued after the film at GoMA where Dubmarine played a stripped-back set while director Teplitzky and producer, Chris Brown (no, not that Chris Brown), mingled with the crowd.

Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Brisbane International Film Festival boasts a program of 137 feature films, including 45 Australian premiere films, restored classics and a wide selection of international productions.

The Brisbane International Film Festival runs until November 24. View photos from the night here.

Published in Film
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 15:09

Pussy Riot Tickets

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance this year, ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’ delves into the much-publicised trial of Nadia, Masha and Katie, members of Russian feminist art collective Pussy Riot.

Facing seven years imprisonment for performing a 40-second punk prayer (entreating the Virgin Mary to drive Putin away) in Moscow’s main cathedral, the girls soon became international symbols of youth resistance to Putin's authoritarian regime.

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