A Kenyan LGBQTI love story, a Kiwi black comedy and a music doco about M.I.A… Here’s your go-to cheat sheet of what to watch and where, across all 12 days of Sydney Film Festival.
Since his debut ‘Samson & Delilah’, Warwick Thornton has channelled his energy into films that are proudly, powerfully Aboriginal. His latest is a potent reminder of our conflicted past.
Part modern myth, part horror story and part absurdist comedy, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ is like a car crash in slow motion, unsettling to watch but bizarrely fascinating.
It starts like a fever dream, then narrows in on a single motel during the city’s 1976 race riots. Challenging, and at times confusing, ‘Detroit’ places you right in the thick of it.
There’s more to the Festival than films that keep you awake at night. There are also beautiful experiments with documentary footage, blacker-than-black comedies, and ingenious dramas – assembled into a dawn-till-dusk line-up which turns the Factory Theatre into a second home for cult-film cinephiles.