Rosie is set in a queer household in Montreal

5 Movies Worth Catching at the Queer Film Festival

By Beau
Beau is the founder of Apollo Social. He recently relocated to Melbourne with his husband and has begun a love affair with the city.
Having trouble deciding what to see at this year's queer film festival? Here are 5 movies worth catching.

The program for the 33rd annual Melbourne Queer Film Festival has been released and as expected for the largest such festival in the country, there is a huge selection of movies on offer. Here are five of our picks to help make the daunting task of choosing what to see a little easier.

The festival run 9 - 19 November. Tickets are on sale Thursday 11 October from the MQFF website.

All of Us Strangers

Lonely Adam develops a relationship with his neighbour in an apartment building in contemporary London. While not pursuing this romance, he is drawn back to his childhood home where he interacts with his parents, even though they died in a car accident in Adam's youth. This haunting tear jerker is based on a Japanese novel and will have you reaching for the tissues again and again.

All of Us Stranges plays Sunday 12th November 8:30pm and Saturday 18th November 4:00 pm


This feel-good movie in the style of “Little Miss Sunshine” will have you smiling on the inside. An orphaned girl is placed in the care of her reluctant aunt along with her queer household in Montreal.

Rosie plays Thursday 16th November 6:30 pm

Commitment to Life

A documentary about the Hollywood fight against the AIDS epidemic. The film features archival footage of actors and stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and David Geffen.

Commitment to Life plays Sunday 12th November 4:30 pm and Friday 17th November 9:00 pm


Set in 1970s Rome starring Penelope Cruz as the mother of a trans son finding his place in the world. This visually stunning movie is an ode to finding your tribe.

L’Immensità plays Sunday 12 November 7:00 pm and Sunday 19 November 2:00 pm


A young gay man is dumped by his boyfriend and so embarks on a journey of self-discovery through Berlin's underground party scene.

Drifter plays Saturday 11 Nover 10:30 pm and Friday 17 November 8:45 pm

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival shows 9 - 19 November 2023. Details at