Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

The Sweetest Fruits; Euro Films Will Be Hard to Beat at This yeara[euro][TM]s Queer Fruits Film Festival

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

The Sweetest Fruits; Euro Films Will Be Hard to Beat at This yeara[euro][TM]s Queer Fruits Film Festival

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THE iconic Queer Fruits Film Festival has attracted top-notch flicks from across the globe this year.

Festival director Akkadia Ford said Germany has a strong contingent of entries set to pleasantly surprise audiences.

According to Ford, the European storytelling style is generally different to the United Statesa and has led to some interesting films this year.

aIt follows a circular story format instead of going from A to B to C and, because theyare indoors more often, they tend to have a very precise culture,a she said.

aThat rigour is often seen in their films.a

In Queer Fruitsa four-year history, it has screened films from 44 countries and the 2012 festival will feature entries from Hong Kong, the United States, Europe, Australia and other regions.

The festivalas first Irish film, Holding Hands, will also be screened.

Chinese film Graupel Poetry will hold its Australian premiere at Queer Fruits 2012 and Ford describes the film as an intriguing sci-fi thriller. …

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