31 May Your chance to win tickets to the Sydney Film Festival 2018!
The 65th Sydney Film Festival (SFF) is set to kick off on June 6, showcasing some of the best movies the world has on offer, and you have the chance to win two tickets to a film screening of your choice!
The festival’s program boasts an exciting range of more than 200 films that would not normally be featured in Australian cinema, so there’s bound to be one movie you won’t want to miss.
We are most excited to watch the movie by Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand, who is premiering his second feature at the SFF with his thrilling drama, No Date, No Signature.
The movie follows the investigation of a forensic pathologist into himself, after he comes across the body of a young boy he accidentally hit with his motorcycle a few days earlier, in a film that questions and analyses the class conflicts in modern-day Iran.
SFF Director Nashen Moodley said it is important to showcase international films like No Date, No Signature because it provides a window into other cultures that are not normally spoken about.
“This year, we have films from more than 60 countries and in the space of 90-minutes to two hours, you can really get a really convincing and compelling picture of someone in a society and context that’s very different from yours,” he said.
“It’s also important for people to understand and experience cinema from all over the world because people seldom see, except at festivals, films from places outside dominant industries such as Hollywood and Bollywood.”
A few films that Nashen is most excited about bringing to Australia include American Cannes Film Festival feature BlacKkKlansman, Indonesia’s SFF official competition entry The Seen and Unseen, Israel’s Venice Grand Jury Prize winner Foxtrot, and India’s Nandita Das’ compelling story Manto.
“It’s a different kind of cinema that we are celebrating and it’s serious cinema that’s really looking at the world and what’s going on in the world in a different way, and that’s sometimes at odds with what mainstream cinema is doing,” Nashen said.
The festival will take place at flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and more, and will continue until June 17, 2018.