Sydney Film Festival has announced a cross-section of films in the lead-up to taking over the city’s silver screens from Wednesday June 8 to Sunday June 19.
Festival Director Clare Stewart relishes Sydney Film Festival’s role in championing ‘new directions in film’: “Our award criteria encourages the world’s filmmakers to be bold, adventurous risk-takers; to strive for the unique and the unexpected. Our annual search for international excellence uncovers some exceptional cinema and we can’t wait to show Sydney-siders in June.”
Among the first films to confirm a place in the festival is:
All About Love
Director: Ann Hui | Starring: Sandra Ng, Vivian Chow, Eddie Cheung | Hong Kong
Queer Hong Kong gets a mainstream makeover in Ann Hui’s sparkling romantic comedy, which features more relationship permutations than an episode of Modern Family. Bisexual Macy (Sandra Ng) is a free-spirited lawyer who reignites a relationship with Anita (Vivian Chow) when they meet at pre-natal yoga class – both of them accidentally pregnant from incidental affairs.
FlexiPass tickets are now on sale. They are a convenient and affordable way to choose-your-own SFF adventure, available in 10, 20 or 30 film passes that you can share with your friends and save. To purchase FlexiPasses and to check out the full selection of teaser films, www.visitsff.org.au
The full program for SFF 2011 will be revealed on Wednesday 11 May 2010.