In 2020, Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) heads into its 30th year to showcase the finest, contemporary queer cinema from Australia and beyond in the largest queer film festival in the Southern Hemisphere. From 13-23 March, MQFF will present over 110 sessions, many of which will be shown at Village Cinemas Jam Factory. Comprising the best Australian and International features, documentaries and shorts, including World Premieres, Australian Premieres, and Melbourne Premieres, #MQFF30 is one year not to miss out!
SHOWING AT VILLAGE CINEMAS JAM FACTORY
THE STRONG ONES (LOS FUERTES)
Lucas travels from the big city to visit his sister and her partner who live in a remote seaside town in southern Chile. In front of the ocean and the fog, he meets Antonio, a handsome boatswain for a local fishing crew. When an intense romance grows between them, their strength, their independence and their adulthood become immovable in front of the tide.
BONNIE & BONNIE
A lesbian twist on the infamous story of criminal lovers Bonnie & Clyde, wannabe dancer Yara escapes her strict Muslim family to explore her first true love. Bonnie and Bonnie is a thrilling exploration of the clash between rebellion, tradition and love.
THE SHINY SHRIMPS
When straight Olympic swimmer, Matthias, makes a homophobic slur on TV, he is forced to coach The Shiny Shrimps, a gay water polo team. With more guys in speedos than a year’s worth of DNA magazines, The Shiny Shrimps is bound to be the feel good hit of the festival.
Kit (Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding) returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time after his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Monsoon is a rich, sumptuous and poignant reflection on the struggle for identity in a place where the past weighs heavily on the present.
Passes offer great value giving you significant discounts on the single ticket price. Show your love for MQFF and get your hands on a Pass today!
Booking fees apply to the purchase of Passes, but there are no fees when booking sessions onto your Pass.
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