Sydney 2012: Day 8 Trailer of the Day - HAROLD'S GOING STIFF

Today's selected trailer of the day at the Sydney Film Festival is the zombie comedy Harold's Going Stiff. About the film: Fashioned in the style of a BBC regional documentary about a sensitive local health issue, Keith Wright's very funny and... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Sydney 2012 Review: WINTER NOMADS

Manuel von Stürler's Winter Nomads is a charming documentary about a pair of Swiss shepherds who travel with their flock of 800 sheep over great distances for a few months every year to allow the sheep to graze naturally so... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Sydney 2012: Day 7 Trailer of the Day - THE KING OF PIGS

For today's Sydney Film Festival trailer of the day, I have chosen for you a very dark animated feature from South Korea titled The King Of Pigs. About the film: A daring, disturbing and violent animated film about bullying, social status... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Sydney 2012: Day 6 Trailer Of The Day - WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY

This fascinating documentary examines the creative life of the multi-hyphenate filmmaker from his early years, to his days writing for TV and doing stand up to his recent Oscar® win for  Midnight in Paris. Woody's impressive four-decade career is illustrated... More »
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Sydney 2012: Day 5 Trailer Of The Day - UNDEFEATED

Winner of this year's Academy Award® for Best Documentary, Undefeated is the spirited story of the Manassas Tigers, a high school football team who have never taken home the championship, and the dedicated coach who's determined to change their luck.... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Sydney 2012 Review: JUST THE WIND

Just The Wind is the kind of film that ought to be experienced rather than enjoyed. It offers a look at the lives of the Romani people living in Hungary, and is based on true events in which Romani homes... More »
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Sydney 2012 Review: CAESAR MUST DIE

Despite the obvious similarities in the titles, Caesar Must Die is not the long awaited (for some people anyway) sequel to Jet Li's action flick Romeo Must Die. It is actually the latest film from veteran Italian directors Paolo and... More »
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Sydney 2012 Review: DESPITE THE GODS

For filmmaker Jennifer Lynch, daughter of renowned director David Lynch, it was a long 15 years between her Razzie Award-winning directorial debut Boxing Helena and her sophomore feature Surveillance, winner of Best Film at Sitges in 2008. Despite The Gods... More »
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Sydney 2012: Day 4 Trailer Of The Day - My Brother the Devil

Today's pick for trailer of the day at the Sydney film Fest is My Brother the Devil. About the film: This stylish and energetic feature debut from Sally El Hosaini, a Screen International 'UK Star of Tomorrow', is set on the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Sydney 2012: Day 3 Trailer of the Day - UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

My pick for today's Sydney Film Festival trailer of the day is Under African Skies, which focuses on Paul Simon's seminal album Graceland. About Under African Skies: Paul Simon returns to South Africa to reunite with the musicians, including Ladysmith Black... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Sydney 2012: Day 2 Trailer of the Day - CAESAR MUST DIE

The trailer that I have picked for you from today's screenings at the Sydney Film Festival is Caesar Must Die, which won the Golden Bear at Berlin earlier this year. About Caesar Must Die: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Caesar Must Die... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Sydney 2012: Day 1 Trailer of the Day - NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

The Opening Film at this year's Sydney Film Festival is Not Suitable For Children, which the SFF organizers say "deftly straddles raunchy comedy, romance and drama". About the film: Set in Sydney's trendy Inner West, this sexy Aussie comedy follows a... More »
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The 2012 Sydney Film Festival Has Begun!

The FestivalEven grey skies and heavy rain could not dampen the excitement of cinema lovers in Sydney today. The reason - Sydney Film Festival, one of the sparkling jewels of the city's cultural calendar, has officially opened! Just like last... More »
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