Popcorn at the ready!Sydney Film Festivalhits Palace Cental, Palace Norton Street and Chauvel Cinema tomorrow, Wednesday 3 November with some of the biggest films from around the world.
Hit the Road and Crossing Paths are already sold out – but you can still snap up tickets to other hot ticket films.
Don’t miss The Rescue, the latest nail-biter from the Oscar-winning directors of Free Solo;Hive, the triple Sundance winner; and the mesmerising dramaPrayers for the Stolen – Mexico’s 2022 Oscar submission.
Fast-tracked from Cannes 2021. Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz ( The Invisible Life of Euridíce Gusmão, SFF 2019) traces his Algerian family’s recent past in this evocative documentary.
A vibrant and carefree German – Persian nurse finds her world permanently shifted when she becomes the victim of a xenophobic attack, in Eline Gehring’s sensitive debut drama.
Direct from Sundance 2021. After covering up the murder of their schoolmate, two cousins are haunted by the consequences decades later in this slow – burning thriller from First Nations filmmaker Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.
Cultural history and sexual awakening are potently drawn together in the story of Selma, a 17-year-old French-Algerian student in 1990s France. In Competition, Venice Days.
Like The Wind
Legendary Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, Rabbit-Proof Fence) talks about his adventurous life and career in this frank and insightful documentary.
A fabulously snippy hairdresser (screen legend Udo Kier; Bacurau, SFF 2019) escapes his nursing home and treks across small-town Ohio to fulfil the dying wish of a former client.
A must-see political masterpiece. Award-winning documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s “hypnotically beautiful” chronicle of democracy in action in Boston.
Why Not You
The sensitive story of Mario, a restless young dancer from a conservative village whose best friend is killed in a deadly attack on a gay bar. Prize-winner at Zurich Film Festival 2020.
Rehana Maryam Noor
The first Bangladeshi film to make the Cannes Official Selection. A searing drama about a medical professor’s fight for justice against a colleague she believes has abused a student.
From the Wild Sea
From Berlinale 2021. Volunteers work tirelessly to rescue Europe’s marine life from pollution and violent weather fuelled by climate change in this eye-opening documentary