• Alex Russell and Aaron Pederson in 'Goldstone' (Sydney Film Festival)Source: Sydney Film Festival
Unofficial sequel to 2013 opener 'Mystery Road' also get the top slot.
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21 Apr 2016 - 10:14 AM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2016 - 10:14 AM

Ivan Sen’s Goldstone will open the 63rd Sydney Film Festival on June 8, with the follow-up to Mystery Road having its world premiere at Sydney’s State Theatre.

Goldstone is Sen’s fourth feature and sees Aaron Pederson reprising his role of the troubled Indigenous detective Jay Swan, who audiences first met in Sen’s Mystery Road, which also opened Sydney Film Festival in 2013.

The film also stars Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, David Gulpilil, Cheng Pei-pei, Michelle Lim Davidson and Tom E. Lewis.

“You get the sense you must offer something special to be invited back to open the Festival for a second time, and we hope that Goldstone does do that,” said Sen in a statement.

The full program of the Sydney Film festival will be announced on May 11. 

Watch the trailer for Goldstone


From the archives: 

Review of Mystery Road

Interview with Ivan Sen