Travel to Asia with our top Sydney Film Festival 2020 picks!

Travel to Asia with our top Sydney Film Festival 2020 picks!

Huge News! The Sydney Film Festival 2020 program has officially been released, and with the uncertainty of current times, the entire program is online, meaning that audiences around the world can grab some popcorn, get comfy and tune into some of the best movies produced over the last year.

From June 10-21, the festival will offer 12 days access to see the full SFF program of full premiers. There will be 33 films which will include:

  • 10 Finalists: Documentary Australia Award for Best Australian Documentary
  • 10 Europe! Voices of Women in Film – Features and Documentaries
  • 10 Finalists: Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films
  • 3 Screenability Short Films

Many of these films tackle crucial contemporary issues, coming from established and upcoming documentarians and directors. Here are our must-see Asian films showing during the Sydney Film Festival 2020.

A Hundred Years of Happiness (Vietnam)

A rural Vietnamese family prepares for their daughter’s marriage – an arrangement based on finances, not affection – in this remarkably poignant, observational documentary.

When to catch it?
HD Rental available between June 10-21

More information HERE

 

Idol (China)

The things we do for love. A young Chinese celebrity, Wan Ran (Nan Chen), is called into an emergency meeting with his manager following a young fan’s suicide. Director Alex Wu was born and raised in Canberra. He studied at the VCA School of Film and Television. His short films have screened at festivals around the world.

When to catch it?
HD Rental available between June 10-21

More information HERE

 

The Plastic House (Cambodia)

After her parents’ death, a young Cambodian-Australian woman begins working in their greenhouse. A meditative, experimental take on memory and healing. Director Allison Chhorn holds an Honours Degree in Visual Arts from UniSA and works as a filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist incorporating video, installation, photography, painting and musical composition.

When to catch it?
HD Rental available between June 10-21

More information HERE

 

They Call Me Babu (Indonesian)

An Indonesian nanny tells her remarkable life story, which plays out against the backdrop of World War II and her country’s struggle for independence, in this ingenious archival documentary. Director Sandra Beerends is a script editor, creative producer and writer/director who works for the Dutch broadcaster NTR and runs her own company. Her work includes the script-editing of Kauwboy (2012), Polska Warrior (2017) and her own documentary, They Call Me Babu.

When to catch it?
HD Rental available between June 10-21

More information HERE


Alistair Grech

Alistair is studying a Bachelor of Communications with a major in Digital and Social Media studies at the University of Technology Sydney. He is passionate about travelling the world and has a rich curiosity when it comes to experiencing new and different cultures. Got a story to tell? Get in touch: editor@culturalpulse.com.au