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1 May 2012 - 12:00 AM  UPDATED 26 Feb 2014 - 4:08 PM

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE - BY MOVIE (A- Z)

AMOUR (LOVE)
Michael Haneke (Gerrmany/France)
The Palme d'Or-winning film has its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival.
READ Amour review
WATCH Amour trailer
WATCH Amour scene clip

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Pictured)
Benh Zeitlin (USA)
READ Beasts of the Southern Wild review

BEAUTY
Oliver Hermanus (South Africa)
READ Beauty review

BULLY
Documentary (USA)
READ Bully review

EL GUSTO
Safinez Bousbia (Algeria)
READ El Gusto interview
WATCH El Gusto trailer

FINAL WHISTLE
Niki Karimi (Iran)
READ Final Whistle review

LA PIROGUE
Moussa Toure (France / Senegal)
WATCH La Pirogue scene clip

MARLEY
Kevin Macdonald (USA)
READ Marley interview
WATCH Marley trailer

MISS BALA
Gerardo naranjo (Mexico)
READ Miss Bala review

MOONRISE KINGDOM
Wes Anderson (USA)
READ Moonrise Kingdom review
WATCH Moonrise Kingdom trailer

MONSIEUR LAZHAR
Philippe Falardeau (Canada)
READ Monsieur Lazhar review

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
WATCH Once Upon a Time in Anatolia interview
WATCH
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia trailer


POLISSE
Maiwenn (France)
WATCH Polisse scene clip

A ROYAL AFFAIR
Nicolaj Arcel (Denmark)
READ A Royal Affair review
READ A Royal Affair interview
WATCH A Royal Affair trailer

RAMPART
Oren Maverman (USA)
READ Rampart review

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED *CLOSING NIGHT FILM*
Colin Trevorrow (USA)
READ Safety Not Guaranteed review

A SIMPLE LIFE
Ann Hui (Hong Kong)
READ A Simple Life review

STEP UP TO THE PLATE
Paul Lacoste (France)
READ Step Up To The Plate review

WHERE DO WE GO NOW?
Nadine Labaki (Lebanon)
READ Where Do We Go Now? review
READ Where Do We Go Now? interview
WATCH Where Do We Go Now? trailer

WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY
Robert Weide (USA)
READ Woody Allen: A Documentary interview


SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE - NEWS, BLOGS AND FEATURES

NEWS: Holy Motors added to the Sydney Film Festival line-up
A bizarre favourite from Cannes sneaks into the Sydney program at the 11th hour. Read more


FEATURE: 2012 Sydney Film festival program

Fiona Williams analyses the lineup of the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.

"Deciding what to screen on opening night is such a fraught concept for any festival programmer. Do you go with a 'statement' film of quality and pedigree, worthy of the glare associated with opening Sydney's premier film event but which might have the side-effect of being an after-party 'buzzkill'? Do you pick one for the A-list factor, and screen something that guarantees its stars will grace the red carpet, and make the Sunday social pages? Or do you go for something that guarantees an upbeat start to the event, and makes the audience forget they've sat through an endurance test of speeches and sponsor reels in the gorgeous but ergonomically unfriendly State Theatre, by the time the final credits roll?..." Read more


NEWS: Early highlights

Organisers have announced a shortlist of early program highlights, which includes the Sundance hit, The Beasts of the Southern Wild (pictured). Read more

BLOG: Sydney Film Festival: Viewer's Guide
The former Artistic Director of the Sydney Film Festival explains his best plan of attack for taking on the event's bumper program. Read more

INTERVIEW: El Gusto
Algerian director Safinez Bousbia speaks about her quest to unearth a forgotten musical tradition. Read more

INTERVIEW: Where Do We Go Now?
Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki discusses her highly personal new film. Read more

INTERVIEW: Searching for Sugar Man
Documentary director Malik Bendjelloul speaks about his efforts to restore the legacy of an elusive cultural icon. Read more

INTERVIEW: Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen discusses his celebrated career and why he doesn't suffer from writer's block. Read more

FEATURE: Notes from Sydney Film Festival 2012, Part 1
The Sydney Film Festival starts this week. Which of the 43 feature-length documentaries will you see? Read more

FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

Relive the highlights of Sydney Film Festivals past in our archive of SBS Film coverage.

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