A taste of Europe at the movies

21 Aug 2020

A taste of Europe at the movies

One of the many events to be cancelled this year was the popular annual Gold Coast Film Festival. But you can’t keep good people down, and the festival team have been working hard behind the scenes to find ways to present some of the films that we missed.

Earlier this year, we joined forces with GCFF to screen what would have been their closing night film, the dark horror Bloody Hell, and now we’re looking forward to a very special three-day European Film Festival in September.

With fun-loving French flicks, Italian romances and heart-warming father-son adventures alongside a quirky, ‘whodunnit’ mystery and a documentary about renowned fashion designer Pierre Cardin, the program features a carefully curated program of new European film gems.

GCFF’s Lucy Fisher told us:

‘You can expect to see a diverse selection of the latest films from Europe. Some films were originally scheduled to screen at the Gold Coast Film Festival in April and we’re pleased we can still bring these to Gold Coast audiences.   We’ve curated a broad selection of films from documentary to rom-com, mystery to drama, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

‘We might not be able to travel to Europe at the moment, but we can escape for 2 hours in the dark of the cinema and enjoy European stories, people and landscapes on screen.   And that is the joy of the cinema – 2 hours of phone-free time, with a friend or partner to really engage in a story.   From looking at the life of French fashion designer, Pierre Cardin to a quirky roadtrip comedy taking in the landscapes of France and Italy – there’s a lot to enjoy – maybe with a nice European wine from the candy bar in hand!

‘We’re already busy curating the next mini-film fest for November! The mini film festivals are a great chance to see films that often screen in major capital cities but bypass the Gold Coast.’

You can view the program here and start lining up your European adventure!