Your LGBTQ+ Sydney Film Festival Guide!
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In this unconventional coming-of-age story, sexual tension and the conflict between desire and reason drives a wedge between a young woman, her family and community.
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST
Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior, SFF 2014) won the Sundance Grant Jury Prize for her latest film, a moving comedy-drama set in a “gay conversion” camp.
An emotionally fragile young man leads a double life as a neon paint-smeared ‘cam boy’ sex performer. Winner of the Teddy Award for best LGBT film at Berlin.
Oscar-winner (A Fantastic Woman, SFF 2017) Sebastián Lelio’s new film is about the love affair between two women (Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams) in an Orthodox Jewish community.
WE THE ANIMALS
Winner of the NEXT prize at Sundance, Jeremiah Zagar’s astonishing debut feature is a visually stunning coming of age tale with well-earned comparisons to Moonlight.
The winner of two awards in Berlin, this complex relationship drama takes an unusual look at class and privilege through the relationship of a lesbian couple in Paraguay.
THE ICE KING
The story of John Curry, dubbed the ‘greatest ice skater in the world’, and the first openly gay Olympian at a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal.
A hip, romantic and daring lesbian love story from Kenya, the first Kenyan film selected for Cannes - banned in its home country.
A vibrant portrait of the late UK fashion icon Alexander McQueen, packed full of interviews with friends, lovers and family, and footage of his inspirational shows.
An unusual love triangle plays out in the shadow of the Kosovo War. A superb debut film about an impending marriage jeopardised by the arrival of a former lover.
The Sydney Film Festival runs from June 6- 17th.