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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2009 Sydney Film Festival


From Austria let’s go to Australia where the SFF will run from June 3 to 14 and will have as the Opening Night film none other than Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric. But that’s not the only Cannes film in the Official Competition as you can see in the following list.

Altiplano, Peter Brosens and Jessica Hope Woodworth, Belgium, Germany and Netherlands, 2009
Beautiful Kate, Rachel Ward, Australia, 2009 (Rachel Ward directing! Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)
Bronson, Nicholas Winding Refn, UK, 2009
Bumazhnyy soldat (Paper Soldier), Alexey German Jr., Russia, 2008 (Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)
Coraline, Henry Selick, USA, 2009 (animation)
Disgrace, Steve Jacobs, Australia, 2008 (starring John Malkovich and a little lesbian interest… wow! Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)
The Girlfriend Experience, Steven Soderbergh, USA, 2009 (I’m not sure I want to see it but watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)
Looking for Eric, Ken Loach, UK, 2009
Louise-Michel, Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern, France, 2008
La Nana (The Maid), Sebastian Silva, Chile and Mexico, 2009 (Yes, a must be seen for me, watch scene @ Movie On Companion)
Visage (Face), Tsai Ming-Liang, France, Taiwan, Netherlands, and Belgium, 2009 (so lucky those that live in Sydney and will be able to watch it fast…)

To check the many movies in the fest go here where you will find that the fest organized all the movies in quite an interesting way, as you can program your visit to the fest according to what you feel like watching. For example, Give Me a Kiss, Make Me Laugh, Push Me To The Edge, etc.

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