The Sydney Film Festival Returns in Cinemas
The long wait is over. Sydney Film Festival officially begins on the 3rd of November, after being postponed due to the extension of lockdown restrictions.
SFF opens with the groundbreaking Here Out West and closes with the star-studded, The French Dispatch. Reflecting the modern Australian community, Here Out West is a film written by eight talented Western Sydney writers and directed by five powerhouse women directors.
The French Dispatch is a comedy-drama film by Academy Award-nominated director Wes Anderson. It was said to be a tribute to journalism, set in an outpost of an American newspaper, The New Yorker, in a fictional 20th century French city. The film stars Oscar winner Tilda Swinton, Primetime Emmy award winner Jeffrey Wright, and Oscar Nominees Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and Timothée Chalamet.
Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian describes it as ‘more fun, more buoyancy, more elegance, more marvellously eccentric invention, more originality… for sheer moment-by-moment pleasure, and for laughs, this is a treat.’
The Sydney Film Festival offers a diverse range of exciting films from brilliant and award-winning filmmakers across 69 countries. Presenting 111 feature films that include prize-winners, 50 documentaries, and 72 shorts, the 68th Sydney Film Festival brings both international and local stories for the audience to enjoy.
“With major disruptions in cinema releases, the Festival selection brings together some of the best films of the last two years; extraordinary works from major award-winners to some of the most anticipated films of the year.” Mr Mooley said.
These films will also be nationally available online from 12-21 November via SFF On Demand. Check it out here for more information.
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