Movies: Film fes­ti­val packs knock­out punch ..................

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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.

SATUR­DAY

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.

SUN­DAY

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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