Movies: Film festival packs knockout punch ..................
THE Gold Coast Film Festival’s program of 30-plus films ends with a reboot of horror thriller Evil Dead at Birch, Carroll and Coyle, Pacific Fair on Sunday.
The festival formed part of Queensland Pop Culture Week, a program of events that included masterclasses, student filmmaking seminars, the Supanova pop culture expo and pop culture art exhibitions at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Pacific Fair and the lobby of The Sofitel, Broadbeach. The festival’s final screenings play Pacific Fair from tomorrow until Sunday. TOMORROW
Beyond the Hill (5.15pm) Proud Turkish farm owner steals goats from nomads who camp on his land illegally. His son visits, the goat is butchered for dinner and a blood feud begins. Asia Pacific Screen Award favourite screens as part of the Telescope on Turkey program.
Compliance (7pm) Prank caller, masquerading as a cop, convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent employee. No one is left unharmed. Based on a true story.
Welcome to the Punch (8.50pm) Notorious criminal must return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong, giving a detective one last chance to arrest the man he’s chased all his life. Directed by Eran Creevy. Stars James McAvoy, Mark Strong.
Errors of the Human Body (7pm) Plagued by the memory of the son he could not save, geneticist moves to Germany to work on a drug that regenerates cells. The haunting science fiction debut of Australian writer director Eron Sheean. Stars Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth.
Lloyd the Conquerer (9pm) Three college students do battle with the wizard Derek The Unholy in a live action role-playing tournament. Stars Sarah Silverman Show regular Brian Posehn and Trailer Park Boys ’ Mike Smith. Michael Peterson directs.
Sushi Girl (1.15pm) Accomplices of a diamond heist gone wrong meet over a sushi dinner served Yakuza style off the body of naked model. Stars Mark Hamill, Tony Todd, Noah Hathaway, James Duval, Andy Mackenzie and Courtney Palm. Cameos by Michael Biehn, Sonny Trejo and Sonny Chiba.
Night of Silence (3.15pm) Anatolian take on the story of Sheherazade from the 1001 Nights. Terrified young bride distracts her husband on her wedding night with tales and questions. Reus Celik directs. Asian Pacific Film Festival nominee screens as part of the Telescope on Turkey program.
Compound Fracture (5.05pm) Shattered family must heal old wounds to escape a high-tech compound haunted by vengeful ghosts. Stars horror favourites Tyler Mane, Derek Mears and Muse Watson. Penned by Todd Farmer. Directed by Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein.
Agent Elite (6.50pm) Having witnessed the murder of her parents, a six-year-old is trained as an assassin. When her mentor is murdered, she seeks revenge on those who killed him. Directed by James Richards. Stars Naomi Karpati, Mirko Grillini and Richards. Berserk Golden Age Arc II. The Battle for Doldrey (7pm) Second entire Berserk film in Manga the anime series. project Adult which anime, attempts screened to adapt in Japanese the with Stars English Takahiro subtitles. Sakurai, Directed Hiroaki by Iwanaga, Toshiyuki Yoshrio Kubooka. Matsumoto. Screens as part of the Cool Japan program.
Nowhere Else (9pm) Filmmaker risks the lives of his team to film a mythological bat which has been sighted in the Outback. Danial Donai directs. Stars Dan Balcaban, Marco Dapper, Vernon Wells, William Wensley and Rachael Murphy. Australian premiere.
Cockneys v Zombies (9.10pm) Bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London to save their grandfather, who is holed up in a retirement home. The final film of Brit Richard Briers ( The Good Life, Monarch of the Glen). Directed by Matthias Hoene. Stars Alan Ford, Harry Treadaway and Michelle Ryan.
My Other Me (2.15pm) Documentary charts a year in the life of three cosplayers. Stars Twinfools and Nova Vanderwolf. Josh Laner directs.
The Garden of Words (4pm) Shoemaker in training skips school to sketch shoes in a Japanese style garden where he meets a mysterious older woman. Tale of loneliness, sadness and longing directed and penned by Makoto Shinkai ( The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5cm Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices). World premiere screens as part of the Cool Japan program.
Thale (6pm) Forensic cleaners discover a deadly siren hidden in a cabin in the woods and must fight for their survival as they try to work out who she is. Norweigan fantasy horror tale directed, written, filmed and edited by Aleksander Nordaas. Stars Silje Reinamo.
Evil Dead (7.30pm) Five friends, stranded in a cabin in the woods, summon up demons that possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Fede Alvarex directs. Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas. Strong stomach required.
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