What's on at BIFF - Thursday, November 15

Ease into the first full day of the festival with Rust and Bone, a French love story about a killer whale trainer, Stephanie, and her unlikely romance with a kickboxing bouncer. 6:30pm, Palace Petrie Barracks Cinema 1.

While we're on the topic of unlikely pairings, Robot & Frank stars powerhouse Frank Langella as a retired cat-burglar who utilises a robot carer to plan a new series of heists. Sounds like a plotline from The Simpsons, doesn't it? It's actually a heart-warming buddy film set in our near future. 9pm, Palace Petrie Barracks 1.

Billed as the first “Pavlova Western”, Good For Nothing is a New Zealand feature about an impotent cowboy on a quest with his intended victim, while a posse of hardened crims chase them down. 8:30pm, Tribal Theatre 1.

Klown is a tale of men behaving badly by Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, Denmark's answer to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Frank just wants to impress his girlfriend's son; Casper wants to turn their canoeing trip into a wild sex romp. See it if you like watching 40-something men behaving badly. 6:30pm, Palace Centro 1.

Head to the open air screenings at Southbank: rom-com Liberal Arts, directed by and starring How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor, screens at 6:30pm; while Russell Crowe gets his kung-fu on from 8:30pm in The Man With the Iron Fists.

For more info and bookings visit the BIFF website.

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