Between two worlds: GOMA’s distinctive BIFF touch

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What happens when a battered significant film festival is taken over by the significant art gallery for the same city? Not bad at all says Sarah Ward.

In the opening moments of Mirrah Foulkes’ Judy & Punch, Mia Wasikowska welcomes an eager crowd to a puppetry performance. 'Ladies and gentlemen, the show is about to begin,' she announces. It’s the kind of statement that any film festival wants in their opening night pick — and, in the case of this year’s Brisbane International Film Festival, it’s one that echoes over the rest of the lineup in a purposeful and telling fashion.

Sarah Ward

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