Last week. we revealed the first 26 titles of films being showcased in this year’s Sydney Film Festival. With more than 170 titles to be announced later next month (11AM on Wednesday 11th of May), Sydney Film Festival has revealed another 10 film titles for this year’s event which will entice any film enthusiast keen to see new content on the big screen. The following titles include:
A Copy of My Mind
An unlikely romance forms between a film-loving beautician and a DVD bootlegger against the turbulent socio-political backdrop of contemporary Jakarta.
A suspenseful thriller which reaches deep into Peru’s long-troubled history. Follows the story of a man’s quest for redemption.
A 70s set drama directed by acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration,The Hunt). Trine Dyrholm also won the Best Actress Award at the Berlinale for her performance in this film.
A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness
The title won this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Journey of a 1000 Miles: Peacekeepers, SFF 2016), tackles honour killings in Pakistan.
After sending off his love letter to the Hermitage Museum in Russian Ark (2002) the master Sokurov gains an interest on the Lourve and its magnificent collaboration which preserves its prized treasures.
A multi-winning documentary which chronicles the life and work of modern dance choreographer Ohad Narahin. This film provides an insight to his creative lifestyle in dance art.
A follow-up to their collaboration in A Hijacking (SFF 2013), director Tobias Lindholm and actor Pilou Asbæk reunite again in this complex exploration film on Denmark’s role in the Afghan War.
No Home Movie
The final film directed by the influential Chantal Akerman (Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, 1975). Described as “a moving mother-and-daughter portrait”.
Under The Shadow
Exploring the war-torn place of Tehran, following a story of a mother and her daughter being invaded in their home by an evil entity. Babak Anvari’s debut explores a very scary, suspenseful story and potent cultural commentary.
Directed by legendary Terence Davies, he offers a cinematic take on a classic Scottish literature. The film stars model turned actress Agyness Deyn and Peter Mullan.
The Sydney Film Festival will take place at venues all over Sydney including The State Theatre, Dendy Opera Quays, The Art Gallery of NSW, Event Cinemas George Street, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Dendy Newtown, Casula Powerhouse, and theSkyline Drive In Blacktown.
The festival itself will take place from the 8th to the 19th of June.
In the meantime, Flexipasses and subscriptions to Sydney Film Festival 2016 are on sale now.
Call 1300 733 733 or visit http://www.sff.org.au for more information.