This morning Sydney Film Festival announced the first of their retrospective programs, a series of films from Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa.
Today the first 28 films from this year’s Sydney Film Festival were announced, with an impressive slew of documentary works among them.
Charlie Vundla’s feature is a fascinating account of male friendship and a nuanced representation of South African life.
We wrap up our extensive coverage of the 2016 Sydney Film Festival with some awards and a handy indexed list of our interviews and reviews.
The latest long-form documentary from Frederick Wiseman examines a multi-cultural Queens borough with breath-taking eloquence and joy.
Athina Rachel Tsangari’s CHEVALIER is an amusing and poignant film about competitive masculinity that acts as a meta-commentary on the endurance of art against odds.
LIFE, ANIMATED is a basically satisfying documentary about a young man coping with autism through Disney films, told in sweeping and simple fashion.
NOTES ON BLINDNESS brings blind theologian John M. Hull’s audio diaries to life in vivid and profound style, compensating for some narrative shortcomings.
Ahn Goocjin’s adaptation of the Lewis Carroll story to modern Korean society is a funny, expertly plotted and biting critique of its inequalities.
THITHI follows hot on the heels of COURT (SFF 2015) as a minimalist gem that uses absurdity and a non-professional cast to reveal the struggles of postcolonial India.