Sydney Film Festival bringing top-selling films back to Palace Cinemas for addition screenings

The Sydney Film Festival is set to be slightly-extended this year, with addition screenings announced for the event’s most popular films.

The screenings will take place at Palace Cinemas in Leichhardt and Paddington across the 20th to 22nd of June.

“This is the second year we will extend our run for top-selling films beyond the end of the Festival.  These screenings are a wonderful way for audiences, if they missed out on Festival tickets, to see some of the most talked-about films of the year,” said Festival Director Nashen Moodley.

Eight features and three documentaries will screen again, including John Carney’s Sing Street; divisive Sundance film Swiss Army Man, Polish romance-horror-mermaid-musical The Lure and the Kristen Stewart-led ghost story Personal Shopper.

Other features to be rescreened include Cannes selected Aquarius, Iranian drama Wednesday 9 May, Jarmusch’s Paterson and a beautiful restoration of Tokyo Story, Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu’s graceful masterpiece, widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.

On the documentary side of things, festival-goers will have a second chance to catch Weiner, the enthralling exposé of Anthony Weiner’s 2013 New York mayoral campaign; Tickled, a jaw-dropping documentary on the surprisingly sinister world of competitive endurance tickling and Janis: Little Girl Blue, an eye-opening documentary on uncompromising rocker Janis Joplin.

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Tuesday 14 June. Please call 1300 733 733 or visit sff.org.au for more information.