Tag Archives: Goldstone

The Iris’ Sydney Film Festival Awards: Naming the Best of the 2016 Screenings

With a mammoth lineup of over 240 films, this year’s Sydney Film Festival was one of the best efforts yet. From the return of Mel Gibson in Blood Father to the crude-but-evocative absurdism of Swiss Army Man, there was a lot on offer. We’ve compiled our picks for the best of the festival below:... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Review: Goldstone (Australia, 2016)

Goldstone was easily my most anticipated film of this year’s Sydney Film Festival, and it’s fair to say it did not disappoint. Written, directed, edited and pretty much everything else by Ivan Sen, it is sure to join the pantheon of great Aussie films – a triumph from start to finish.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Interview: Director Ivan Sen talks Goldstone, corruption and Indigenous representation

Following its premiere as the opening night film of the 63rd annual Sydney Film Festival, The Iris sought to learn more about Goldstone from Director Ivan Sen. Chatting character, corruption, representation and scale, Sen gives us further insight into the follow-up to 2013’s universally acclaimed Mystery Road, as well as discussing how his direction has changed and letting us know that a television show based on the two films is in development. Mild spoilers for Goldstone follow.... Continue Reading

Cannes begone, The sixty-third Sydney Film Festival has officially launched its full program

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant, besides festival director Nashen Moodley today announced the full program for the Sydney International Film Festival, declaring that the festival would present a staggering 244 films from 60 countries, including 25 World Premieres. This includes 139 Australian premieres (including 13 Australian premiere short films) and three international premieres.... Continue Reading

The Top Ten Australian Films to look out for in 2016

2015 was a spectacle for Australian films, securing our biggest year ever in the box office, as well as performing in the Oscars at levels not seen since Peter Weir. And the light looks to continue shining through 2016, with a selection of Australian and Australian-associated films determined to prove the worth of Australian cinema to international audiences. Have a gander at some of the most promising Australian films for the year.... Continue Reading