Screen

The Long & Winding Road: Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective

The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will present a program of eight essential features and three short films from trailblazing Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami. Audiences can view the full retrospective as part of the 68th Sydney Film Festival and a selection at ACMI in September. Abbas Kiarostami films serve […]

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

Memory is a such a fleeting and precious commodity. It is this idea which provides the framework for the new documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In. After suffering a near fatal brain haemorrhage in 2018 legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was confronted with the fragility of memory & thus this documentary was set […]

Envoy: Shark Cull

Society is taught to be terrified of sharks, but the more we learn of these ‘mankillers’ the more the fear subsides. There is a misconception – are sharks actually the victims? Marine biologists agree that sharks are not out hunting for humans and on the rare occasion when there is an attack it’s owing to […]

Sydney Film Festival Implements Further COVIDsafe Measures

The Sydney Film Festival is scheduled to return in August and the SFF Director Nashen Moodley wants to assure all readers that it will be safe to attend in spite of the recent lockdown in Sydney. “We will reduce the amount of screenings at the festival because of COVID-19 restrictions, for the need to clean […]

Edge Of The World

Edge Of The World tells the very interesting story of Indian-born, British soldier, Sir James Brooke who became Governor then Rajah of Sarawak, the largest state of Borneo, in 1841. The film is engaging from start to finish and is punctuated by a series of unexpected events that helps to capture audience attention. Cringe-worthy at […]

Little Joe

In dynamic scenes of absurd twists, Jessica Hausner’s new film calls audiences to consider their own desire for quick-fix happiness.  Little Joe, follows the production of a mystical plant, bred by Alice Woodard (Emily Beecham) to make people happy. Through interaction with enigmatic characters, Alice comes to understand her plant is more than it seemed. […]

Herself

This is the incredible story of courage and resilience that should inspire women who have lived in abusive relationships to move forward and rebuild their lives. Sandra is a single mother of two young daughters who has escaped her abusive husband. Owing to the high price and poor quality of rental accommodation she decides to […]

Three Summers

Mada is never without her mobile phone. The family she works for loves her and depends on her to organise their lives and the lives of her own personal staff so that all runs smoothly. Mada does, however, find time to work her own angle - she is in the process of trying to get […]

French Retro Film Festival

Lovers of French Cinema should be delighted with the specially curated Vive La Revolution: French Retro Film Festival which arrives just in time for the Bastille Day celebrations. The program consists of 12 classic comedies and dramas that have made an impact on discerning audiences over the years and should also be of interest to […]

Tall Poppy

Justine Moyle is the creative mind and director behind documentary, Tall Poppy, an account of the emerging Olympian and skateboarding prodigy Poppy Starr Olsen in response to her impending debut at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Justine first encountered Poppy at the Bondi skatepark in 2014 tearing it up with adolescent and grown men, as […]