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University of Sydney presents Sydney Film Festival International Documentaries

Learn more about the fantastic lineup of international documentaries that we've proudly been supporting at the Festival.

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The films of Robert Altman

Framing Robert Altman


Dr Melissa Hardie explores the Sydney Film Festival retrospective of US director Robert Altman. Read her article for The Conversation.

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave's mind and music

Self-confessed "film obsessive" Bruce Isaacs reports on the Sydney Film Festival opening night screening of Nick Cave's 20,000 Days on Earth.

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Locke at Sydney Film Festival

Does Locke have the drive to win?


Dr Richard Smith assesses the chances of Locke, as one of the Festival's 12 Official Competition Films.

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Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover

The Rover brings unremitting fury to SFF


Dr Richard Smith reviews The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, which is vying for the Sydney Film Festival Official Competition.

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Richard Linklater's Boyhood

Boyhood shines as Competition favourite


Dr Richard Smith is dazzled by Richard Linklater's Boyhood at Sydney Film Festival.

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Fell rises to cinematic heights


Fell at Sydney Film Festival is flawlessly executed by serious Australian talent, finds Ellen Becker. It is ideal cinema - where all the elements available to the form are seamlessly melded.

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Found footage horror fails to raise a fright


PhD candidate Olivia Hopkins is unimpressed by found footage horror film Willow Creek. Read her Sydney Film Festival review.

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Winners, losers and bruisers


Two Days, One Night scooped the Sydney Film Prize this year. But what of all the other entries? Dr Bruce Isaacs gives his verdict.

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Behind a bold but beguiling failure


David Otto Fitzgerald reviews the Sydney Film Festival screening of Jodorowsky's Dune, a documentary about the ultimately doomed adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic, Dune.

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