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Praise Be! Sydney Film Festival is Back!

Sydney people (and anyone willing to travel to Sydney people)! Be among the first in Australia to see the greatest, strangest and most exciting work in cinema at Sydney Film Festival from June 5-16.

Madman has a whopping 17 films playing at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. If an amazing world premiere, heart-stopping thrillers, R-Patz in outer space, and cute little piggies aren’t enough to impress you, legendary director Bong Joon-ho is also making a special appearance as a guest of the festival.

Did we also mention R-Patz in space?!

The 2019 Sydney Film Festival is on from June 5 – 16. For session times, tickets and more information visit

The work of a haunted war photographer grabs the attention of a refugee whose village was photographed 20 years earlier. As the bond between the two men
develops, a startling revelation comes to light that sets both on an unexpected path.

HEARTS AND BONES makes its world premiere at Sydney Film Festival. Hugo Weaving, Andrew Luri, Bolude Watson, Hayley McElhinney and director Ben Lawrence are special guests of the festival. BOOK NOW

On a faraway Colombian mountaintop, what at first glance looks like a hedonistic summer camp, is actually the setting of a mission: child soldiers must make sure that a kidnapped American woman, stays alive.

Monos is in official competition at Sydney Film Festival. BOOK NOW

The story of lead singer of INXS Michael Hutchence, his life and premature death, as told from the intimate perspective of those closest to him. Featuring interviews with Kylie Minogue and Helena Christensen, these screenings should not be missed.

Director Richard Lowenstein is a special guest of the festival. BOOK NOW

In the anarchic town of Seaside, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. However, Punch’s penchant for whisky leads to a tragedy that Judy must avenge.

Judy & Punch is part of the official competition. Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman and director Mirrah Foulkes are special guests of the festival. BOOK NOW

All unemployed, Ki-taek’s family takes peculiar interest in the Park family for their livelihood, until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Parasite is part of the official competition, and legendary director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Okja) is a special guest at the festival. BOOK NOW

With exclusive and intimate access, LEUNIG will entertain, engage and enliven audiences with a revealing portrait of an enigmatic artist who just happens to be a household name.

THE LEUNIG FRAGMENTS makes its world premiere at Sydney Film Festival. Director Kasimir Burgess will be in attendance. BOOK NOW

At the height of their fame The Chills performed for over 60,000 screaming fans, but a bad luck plagued the band and lead singer Martin Phillipps collapsed into heroin addiction. 25 years later, The Chills make their return to music.

Martin Phillipps and director Julia Parnell are special guests of the festival. BOOK NOW

A cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin household names. BOOK NOW

Accompany PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy on a journey through the creative process behind PJ Harvey’s new album, conceived by their travels around the globe. BOOK NOW

A young girl is drawn into a mystery involving sealife around the world, in which two mysterious boys are somehow involved. BOOK NOW

HAIL SATAN? Chronicles the extraordinary rise of one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organise a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that you can speak the truth in some truly profound ways. BOOK NOW

Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.

From the director of Dior and I, HALSTON is the portrait of a fashion legend. BOOK NOW

In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As they try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, the Ochoas struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care. BOOK NOW

A struggling street photographer in Mumbai convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect. BOOK NOW

A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. BOOK NOW

Two dreamers and a dog embark on an odyssey, moving to a 200 acre property and naively endeavoring to build a farm that is in complete coexistence with nature. BOOK NOW

Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors on a dangerous mission to deep space. The crew of death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) has vanished. As the mystery of what happened on the ship unravels, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

Directed by Claire Denis, HIGH LIFE is a special film that needs to be seen on a big screen. BOOK NOW

The 2019 Sydney Film Festival is on from June 5 – 16. For session times, tickets and more information visit

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