The 9th Possible Worlds Film Festival arrives in Sydney, bringing a selection of the very best independent films from the US and Canada. A diverse range of comedies, dramas, thrillers, westerns, and documentaries will screen, of which one is a world premiere and thirteen Australian premieres.
“250 films were submitted from which only 18 were selected,” explains festival director Mathieu Ravier. “These are not blockbusters nor are they mainstream films. They were produced outside of the Hollywood factory and few will have cinematic releases outside of this festival.”
“This film festival opens a window into the alternate universe, offering stories with different perspectives,” Ravier notes.
Divide In Concord is a documentary which explores an 83-year-old lady’s quest to have the sale of plastic water bottles banned in her town.
Air Sex: The Movie is a riotous documentary about a new act in the American comedy circuit where players pretend to have sexual encounters with imaginary partners.
Faults is a compelling psychological thriller about a young lady under the control of a mysterious cult and her parents attempt to have her abducted and deprogrammed.
The Mends is an emotionally charged drama about a dysfunctional family and Our Man In Tehran revisits the true story behind Ben Affleck’s Hollywood film Argo.
“The Possible Worlds Film Festival has become known as the friendliest film festival where film-lovers can meet filmmakers, attend complimentary drink receptions, Q&A sessions and film trivia nights,” says Ravier. (MM)
Aug 7-17, Event Cinemas, 505-525 George St, $18, possibleworlds.net.au