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The best of “Cinématographie Française” at the Sydney Film Festival 2019

The best of “Cinématographie Française” at the Sydney Film Festival 2019

The full program for the Sydney Film Festival 2019 has officially been released and the line-up is more exciting than ever.

The festival will present 307 films from over 55 countries including 33 World Premieres, bringing together hundreds of international and local stories. There are 112 feature films, including prize-winners from prestigious festivals around the world; and 79 documentaries tackling crucial contemporary issues, from established and upcoming documentarians.

From June 5-16, cinemas across Sydney will showcase the best films the world has to offer, with the Harbour City playing host to an array of special guests as part of the exciting program.

With an array of films coming from France, the birthplace of cinema, here is our pick of movies you should watch at this year’s Sydney Film Festival!

Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream

A haunting, mesmerising ode to lost love composed entirely of hundreds of movie clips, narrated with dreamlike intensity by French filmmaker Frank Beauvais. Beauvais’s hypnotic and indefinable work has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as, “like watching Christopher Marclay’s The Clock while listening to a highly literary, self-confessional voice-over that’s equal parts Knausgaard, Houellebecq and Fernando Pessoa.”

Where and when to catch it?
Thursday June 6, 2019 6:30pm – Dendy Newtown
Wednesday June 12, 2019 6:15pm – Dendy Newtown

More information HERE

 

Mur Murs

A portrait of Los Angeles and its inhabitants through street murals, charting political protest, artistic tributes and laments for lost love. Presented in Un Certain Regard at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival, Mur Murs evolved from Agnès Varda’s love of the people and art of the city she temporarily called home. Mur Murs mirrors some of Varda’s most beloved documentaries such as The Gleaners and I and the recent Faces Places: celebrating humanity and finding the extraordinary in the everyday.

Where and when to catch it?
Saturday June 15, 2019 2:35pm – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2

More information HERE

 

School’s Out

Teacher Pierre Hoffman arrives at prestigious St Joseph’s after his predecessor leaps out of the window during class. The substitute soon suspects something is very wrong with his gifted pupils. This second feature by Sebastién Marnier (Faultless, 2016) is a compelling, richly metaphorical generation-gap thriller laced with gallows humour and set to a spine-tingling score by French electro pop outfit Zombie Zombie.

Where and when to catch it?
Wednesday June 5, 2019 6:30pm – Dendy Newtown
Tuesday June 11, 2019 9pm – Event Cinemas George Street Cinema 5

More information HERE

 

Synonyms

Proceed with caution into Nadav Lapid’s intense, neurotic fever dream about a young Israeli man who goes to Paris to erase his identity. Winner, Berlinale Golden Bear. Lapid, whose previous films, Policeman and The Kindergarten Teacher, were critical looks at militarism and commercialism, here takes a scabrous view of identity and nationhood. It’s not always easy to watch, but impossible to look away.

Where and when to catch it?
Monday June 10, 2019 1:45pm – State Theatre
Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:30am – State Theatre

More information HERE

 

Vagabond

Winner of the Venice Golden Lion, Vagabond is a potent meditation on freedom, capitalism and female representation, charting the final weeks of a young vagrant’s life. The film opens with the discovery of a corpse frozen in a vineyard, her face covered in the harvest dregs. Varda resurrects her mysterious young heroine ‘Mona’ through the recollections of those who paid witness to the last weeks of her life.

Where and when to catch it?
Sunday June 16, 2019 10:15am – Art Gallery of New South Wales

More information HERE


Anisha Mistry

As the Editor of CulturalPulse, Anisha is passionate about listening to, writing and sharing stories of Australia's multicultural achievement. Got a story to tell? Get in touch: editor@culturalpulse.com.au