Sydney Times

Culture Programme Featured Film


Written by Aksel Ritenis


Prepare to be amazed and inspired, and take a look at our selection of film which were in Cannes Festival.
Tickets for all sessions and our exciting upcoming events are on sale now!
Le grand bain
A disparate group of 40-somethings – all in the throes of mid-life crises – form a local swimming pool’s inaugural, males-only synchronised swimming team.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Out of Competition Cannes Film Festival 2018
Lara is an adolescent transgender girl from Belgium. Her struggle is not so much with her gender identity as with her passion to become a professional ballerina.
WINNER: FIPRESCI prize, Golden Camera, Queer Palm, Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2018
The Image Book
Le livre d’image
In The Image Book, the 87-year-old Godard demonstrates all the guts and gumption of a filmmaker of half his age, eschewing narrative structure and dramatic performances to present a sound-and-image collage – a work of audio-visual poetry.
WINNER: Special Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2018
En guerre
At War starts with its clarion call already sounded – Laurent Amédéo is the voice of a 1,100-strong workforce facing a factory shutdown, despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of employees and record profits for that year. They decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do anything to save their jobs.
NOMINATED: Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Un couteau dans le coeur
Summer in Paris, 1979, a gay porn producer, Anne, shunned by her girlfriend and editor, Loïs, Anne is driven to regain Loïs’ love by shooting her most ambitious film yet. When one of the actors is brutally murdered, she finds herself implicated in a very strange and twisted investigation.
NOMINATED: Palme d’Or, Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Les filles du soleil
Lawyer-turned-freedom fighter Baha prepares to liberate her Kurdistan village and free her son taken hostage by extremists. French journalist Mathilde, herself traumatised by the recent death of her husband in Libya, arrives to cover the story of Baha and her Kurdish army known as ‘Girls of the Sun’.
NOMINATED: Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Don’t miss next friday our special event for international women day.
Screening – Followed by Q&A with an expert.
Also don’t miss the Opening Night tomorrow, tickets are selling fast for the kick-off events of the 30th Anniversary!
Tuesday 5 March
Palace Norton St, Chauvel cinema, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
En Liberté!
Let’s kick start our 30th Anniversary together with this romantic action comedy directed by one of the most talented French filmmakers of his generation. WINNER: SACD prize, Cannes Film Festival 2018.
Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and live music!
6:30pm Reception – Includes a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and live entertainment
7:00pm Screening
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Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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