Russian Resurrection Film Festival

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I was fortunate to be given a double pass to the opening night of the Russian Resurrection Film Festival last week so a friend and I attended, having no idea what to expect. I was surprised at how few people were in the heart of the city, even for a week night it was very quiet. Perhaps it had something to do with the upcoming G20 – there was definitely a stronger security presence in town than I’ve seen before.

In any case, off to the festival we went. Sitting in the cinema waiting for it to begin we felt that maybe we were the only ones there who didn’t speak Russian – I had no idea Brisbane had such a large Russian community! The movie was a Russian Classic – Visilisa, set during the revolution. Yes, it was pretty bloodthirsty but a great movie! Subtitled in English, things became a bit tricky once the French entered the story. We now had Russian being spoken, English subtitles and a voice-over interpreting in French!

The after party produced hot finger food, vodka, white wine, vodka, red wine, vodka, vodka shots, and vodka and cranberry juice! And this was the real deal – vodka that just about blew your socks off! One shot was enough for us, before heading out into the fresh air for a look at the light shows on the city buildings.

Thanks Must do Brisbane for the opportunity to attend the opening night of the festival.

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Straddie Bungalows, Amity Point

Board the Big Red Cat, leave the mainland behind and unwind as you head for North Stradbroke Island – a short trip but you feel like you’re a million miles away from the “real world”!

We spotted this cute little fella hiding in the golden cane palms around the swimming pool.

We spotted this cute little fella hiding in the golden cane palms around the swimming pool.

http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/visitor-info-accommodation-cottages/straddie-bungalows-amity-point

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Discover the “Town of Yesteryear”, a stone’s throw from Brisbane

We’re so lucky in Brisbane to have such a diverse choice of day trips and weekend escapes so close to home. If you’re planning your next escape from the city, this spot is definitely worth visiting – and only a 45 minute drive away! Antiques, historical pub, fantastic scenery, art gallery, caf├ęs, spectacular views, great walks, rich history, heritage buildings, award winning butcher – it’s all waiting for you at this destination!

Image taken by Sandy Ludinski

Image taken by Sandy Ludinski

http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/weekends-day-trips/day-tripping-dayboro