Tag Archives: Sydney Film Festival 2014

June 11

Abuse of Weakeness – Catherine Breillat and the solitary female creative. (SFF Film Review)

Abuse of Weakness is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can grab your tickets here. Abuse of Weakness opens with pure, crisp white bed sheets, the movement of a body beneath them. the camera pans up on Isabelle Huppert as she is waking from her sleep. Her left arm reaches for her right, […]

June 10

Joe – David Gordon Green goes heavy on the symbolism. (SFF Film Review)

Joe  is now showing at the Sydney Film Festival You can grab your tickets here. There is something quite off about this film. Is it the contrived attempts by David Gordon Green to enlist “locals” to include “authenticity” only to line by line direct them out of any sort of naturalism? Is the pointless acts […]

June 09

Is the man who is tall happy – Michel Gondry animates Noam Chomsky. (SFF Film Review)

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? is showing at the Sydney Film Festival You can grab your tickets here. Sycophantism seems to be at the base of Michel Gondry’s examination of Noam Chomsky, one of the most famous contemporary intellectuals of our current age in his film Is the Man who is Tall Happy? […]

June 08

Miss Violence – Alexander Avranas and the horror of family. (SFF Film Review)

Miss Violence is  currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival You can buy your tickets here You know when Leonard Cohen’s ‘Dance me to the end of Love’ is played at a young girls eleventh birthday party that it’s not a good sign. Miss Violence starts with a young girl at her own family party, […]

June 08

Touch – Christopher Houghton and the power of image. (SFF Film Review)

Touch is now showing at the Sydney Film Festival You can grab your tickets here It is difficult to talk about Touch as a film because there is a terrific twist part way through that is genuinely difficult to see coming, so one is left sort of floundering in the first parts of the film, […]

June 07

The Possibilities are Endless – Edwyn Collins up from the deep. (SFF Film Review)

The Possibilities are Endless is now showing at The Sydney Film Festival You cab grab your tickets here. As with his music, it is useless to expect something mainstream and inspirational in the documentary about Edwyn Collins’ journey from the depths of his immediate and shocking coma to the man back on stage today. This […]

June 05

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales – Jasmila Žbanić gives a voice to the silenced. (SFF Film Review)

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can Purchase tickets here. I saw Kym Vercoe’s play, Seven Kilometers North East, and was so moved, I jumped at the opportunity to see the film inspired by that play, For Those Who Can Tell No Tales. The film […]

May 20

Touch – a Sydney Film Festival trailer Preview

Touch will be screening at the Sydney Film Festival 2014. There are many good reasons to attend the 2014 Sydney Film Festival, but one of the best is the exciting list of Australian films that will be exhibited there. Touch is one of these films, making its World premiere at the festival. Check out the […]