MQFF19 Papi Chulo

MQFF: Papi Chulo

Immigration and a gay slur are some of a few English words known by Spanish speaking labourer Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño), who comes into a position of employment for Los Angeles weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) in the 2018 c...
ACM Yo Carmen - photo by David Ruano

Yo, Carmen

Flamenco offering Yo, Carmen (in English: I, Carmen) purports to draw on the story of the opera Carmen by Bizet, and some of the popular music which developed into its score. Accompanied by musicians and singers, dancers...
AF19 Girls of the Sun

Girls of the Sun

Conflict transcends both plot and narrative in 2018’s French-War film Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) with righteous themes told in such an accost manner that it detracts from the subjects experience in order to ...
33 Variations Toby Truslove, Ellen Burstyn and Lisa McCune - photo by Lachlan Woods

33 Variations

33 Variations is many things, perhaps not unsurprisingly considering the title. Moisés Kaufman’s script explores pain, mortality, love, sacrifice, and how the search for truth – academic or artistic – can eas...
AF19 Knife+Heart

Knife+Heart

Films involving the production of porn have varied in taste in the twenty two years since the release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama-comedy, Boogie Nights. Where focus has been on exploring the history of abuse ex...
AF19 Celebration Yves Saint Laurent

Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent

Comparing the fruit of their labours to the efforts of the Ancient Egyptians, there is a grandiose belief held by those working for acclaimed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent that their contribution to fashion were to...
AAR Jacqueline Dark as Herodias and Lise Lindstrom as Salome in Opera Australia's 2019 production of Salome at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

Salome

It may be 114 years old but the Richard Strauss opera, Salome, has lost none of its ability to shock and unsettle, particularly as presented here in Gale Edwards extraordinarily visceral production. Brian Thomson’s setti...