From SFF Festival Director Nashen Moodley:
We’re excited to give you a sneak peek of 27 of the 160 films in this year’s program, revealing a real cross-section of the range and quality of features and documentaries you can expect from our 60th Sydney Film Festival. These are some of the best productions from all over the world that we have in store for you; the films Australia will be hearing about, talking about and arguing about over the next year. You’ll see them here first. Between them, they capture the mood of the times that make us who and what we are today.
Highlights among the announced titles include:
- Wadjda, the first-ever feature film shot completely in Saudi Arabia – a country in which cinemas are not permitted – by Saudi Arabia’s first women filmmaker, Haifaa Al Mansour (University of Sydney graduate). Wadjda won the Best Arab Feature Film prize at the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival.
- The Australian première of highly anticipated neo-Gothic thriller Stoker, directed by legendary Korean director Park Chan-Wook.
- Canadian film-maker Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell which was highly regarded at TIFF 2012.
- World Premiere of Australian performance artist William Yang’s documentary William Yang: My Generation, screening in partnership with ABC TV Arts and Vivid Ideas.
For information about all of the 27 films revealed today; and for further festival information such as how to purchase Flexipasses, please visit the SFF website.