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L’ANIMALE

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.

http://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/lanimale

 

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.

http://tix.sff.org.au/Events/The-Miseducation-of-Cameron-Post

 

HARD PAINT

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.

http://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/hard-paint

 

DISOBEDIENCE

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.

http://tix.sff.org.au/Events/Disobedience

 

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.

http://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/we-the-animals

 

THE HEIRESSES

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.

http://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/the-heiresses

 

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.

http://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/the-ice-king

 

RAFIKI

A hip, romantic and daring lesbian love story from Kenya, the first Kenyan film selected for Cannes - banned in its home country.

http://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/rafiki

 

MCQUEEN

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.

http://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/mcqueen

 

THE MARRIAGE

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.

http://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/the-marriage

 

The Sydney Film Festival runs from June 6- 17th.

 

 

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