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Sydney Film Festival 2019
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4. Hearts and Bones (2019)
111 min | Drama
Daniel is preparing an exhibition of his work from the world's war zones. When Sebastian learns that this exhibition may display photographs of a massacre in his village, he finds Daniel and appeals to him to exclude those photographs.
5. Judy & Punch (2019)
105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Seaside (nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule.
7. Never Look Away (2018)
R | 189 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.
Votes: 17,306 | Gross: $1.30M
9. Parasite (2019)
R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
Votes: 592,893 | Gross: $53.37M
12. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
PG | 91 min | Documentary
Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.
Votes: 5,856 | Gross: $4.37M
13. Blinded by the Light (2019)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.
Votes: 20,672 | Gross: $11.90M
14. Children of the Sea (2019)
Not Rated | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young girl is drawn into a mystery involving sealife around the world, in which two mysterious boys are somehow involved.
18. Marighella (2019)
155 min | Action, Drama, History
Facing a violent military dictatorship and an intimidated opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella articulates a resistance all the while ousting heinous crimes of torture and the infamous censorship instituted by the regime.
19. Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019)
102 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary feature about the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer and songwriter of INXS.
20. Photograph (I) (2019)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect.
Votes: 4,337 | Gross: $0.34M
21. Rolling Thunder Revue (2019)
TV-MA | 142 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.
22. Skin (V) (2018)
R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
25. Standing Up for Sunny (2019)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An isolated guy with cerebral palsy is railroaded into helping an unassertive comedienne, and finds love and acceptance through stand up comedy.
26. Varda by Agnès (2019)
Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography
Agnès Varda, photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, is an institution of French cinema. Taking a seat on a theatre stage, she uses photos and film excerpts to provide an insight into her unorthodox oeuvre.
27. Alpha: The Right to Kill (2018)
94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Set against the backdrop of the Philippines Government's crackdown on illegal drugs, a SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest Abel, one of the biggest drug lords in Manila. ... See full summary »
29. Angelo (2018)
111 min | Drama, History, Romance
In early 18th century an African slave boy is chosen by a European Comtesse to be baptized and educated. Reaching adulthood, Angelo achieves prominence and becomes the Viennese court mascot until he decides to secretly marry a white woman.
30. Animals (I) (2019)
109 min | Comedy, Drama
Best friends Laura and Tyler fellow deviants, enablers and co-dependents. Laura is getting married and their booze and drug-fuelled Thelma and Louise life is in jeopardy and finds herself suspended between the two unable to give either up.
31. aKasha (2018)
78 min | Comedy, Romance
A Kasha is a universal offbeat love story set in a time of civil war - but the war is in Sudan and it is happening right now. We follow Adnan, an AK47-loving rebel, his long-suffering love ... See full summary »
32. Bait (I) (2019)
89 min | Drama
Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.
34. Clean Up (2018)
101 min | Drama
After losing her son, Jungjoo loses all hope in life, drinking and smoking her life away. She tries to overcome the pain by attending church and praying diligently to no avail. Then one day... See full summary »
35. Permission (2018)
88 min | Drama, Sport
Afrooz is the captain of the women's futsal team in Iran. After 11 years of hard work, Iran is in the final of the Asian Nations Cup. But when she embarks for Malaysia, she learns that her husband forbids her to leave the territory.
36. The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia (2018)
92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Celeste is a widow living a tranquil, unadventurous existence in Havana, fulfilling her daily shifts as a tour guide at the local planetarium. One day when several "Cubans" mysteriously ... See full summary »
38. Divine Love (2019)
101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A woman uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together is utterly committed to getting pregnant by her husband in a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.
39. Danger Close (2019)
R | 118 min | Action, Drama, War
In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan, 108 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.
40. Flatland (2019)
117 min | Adventure, Western
A contemporary Western, a journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women. A portrait of femininity against a hostile land, questioning what it means to be a woman today in South Africa and the world at large.
41. Ghost Town Anthology (2019)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In a small and isolated town, Simon Dubé dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on time seems to lose all meaning, and the days stretch on without end.
42. Her Smell (2018)
R | 136 min | Drama, Music
A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
Votes: 5,408 | Gross: $0.26M
43. Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018)
95 min | Drama
Colin hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.
45. Jesus (2018)
76 min | Drama
When Yura's family moves from Tokyo to the countryside, he enters a Christian school, a religion he knows nothing about. Yura struggles to understand the school structure and student behavior when a miniature Jesus enters his life.
46. In Fabric (2018)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror