SFF @ Hayden Orpheum Cremorne

Sydney Film Festival returned to Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne for a fifth year, continuing to delight locals and visitors alike with screenings across all 12 days of the Festival.

Australia Day

On Australia Day three young people from diverse cultural backgrounds are running scared. Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) takes a hard look at the frayed edges of Australian society.

Back to Burgundy

The vineyards of Burgundy are the stunning backdrop of this warm family drama about estranged siblings putting resentments aside to save their family estate.

Belle de Jour

In 1967 Catherine Deneuve entranced audiences in Belle de Jour, Luis Buñuel’s satire of sexual manners. 50 years on it stands as a masterpiece of erotic cinema.

Call Me By Your Name

The sumptuous new romance by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, SFF 2010) is a sensual story of first love set in the Italian countryside.

The Divine Order

Women of a small Swiss village band together to campaign for the women's right to vote, ahead of the crucial 1971 ballot, in this rousing, inspirational film.

Dries

A year with fashion designer Dries Van Noten, rich with details of his fabulously innovative collections, from studio to catwalk, as well as his private life.

Final Portrait

Geoffrey Rush is outstanding as the artist Alberto Giacometti in this amusing comedy about his efforts to paint a portrait of an old friend, played by Armie Hammer.

Fun Mom Dinner

Toni Collette and Molly Shannon share an intoxicated wild night out full of wine and sex-talk in this hilarious, bawdy feature debut by Tropfest winner Alethea Jones.

Good Time

Robert Pattinson gives a career-best performance in this atmospheric crime thriller about a heist gone wrong and a man’s increasingly desperate attempts to free his jailed brother.

Graduation

Winner of the Best Director prize in Cannes 2016, this gripping film by Cristian Mungiu is about a father's desperate actions to protect his daughter.

Happy End

Master Austrian director Michael Haneke has won the Cannes Palme d'Or with his last two films, The White Ribbon (2009) and Amour (SFF 2012).

Hotel Salvation

An old man drags his busy son to Varanasi so that he may die and attain salvation there in a comedy about death that, at heart, is a delightful, poignant celebration of life.

Ice Mother

A widowed grandmother rediscovers her lust for life through the most unexpected means, in this charming yet poignant later-in-life romance.

King of the Belgians

A charming mockumentary and political satire about a staid Belgian monarch who loosens up on an unplanned royal road trip through the Balkans.

Lady Macbeth

The arranged marriage between beautiful Katherine and wealthy landowner Alexander is the beginning of a gripping and violent psychodrama that's far from a traditional bodice-ripper.

Madame

World Premiere: Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy de Palma and Michael Smiley star in this romantic comedy about an unexpected love affair that starts at dinner and spreads to the Paris streets.

Manifesto

The magnificent Cate Blanchett plays 13 different roles in this homage to the great artistic manifestos of our time, directed by influential artist Julian Rosefeldt.

Maudie

Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke shine in this true story of gifted, arthritic Canadian folk painter Maud Lewis and her unlikely romance with the reclusive Everett Lewis.

Mountain

An epic cinematic and musical collaboration between Sherpa filmmaker Jennifer Peedom and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, that explores humankind's fascination with high places.

The Other Side of Hope

Aki Kaurismäki's new film is a funny and melancholic tale of the friendship between a Syrian refugee and a Helsinki restaurant-owner. Berlinale Silver Bear winner for Best Director.

Paris Can Wait

Eleanor Coppola (Heart of Darkness, SFF 1991) makes her feature film debut at the age of 80 with this delightful France-set rom-com starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin.

The Party

Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Kristin Scott Thomas star in a tasty British black comedy about a fancy dinner party that doesn't go according to plan.

Song to Song

Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett star in Terrence Malick's dreamy love story set in the Texas music capital of Austin.

Spoor

In a remote mountain town the hunters become the hunted in this Berlinale Silver Bear-winner by the great Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa, SFF 1991; The Wire; House of Cards).

The Square

Fresh from winning the Cannes Palme d’Or the new film by Ruben Östlund (Play; Force Majeure) is a hilarious, outrageous satire of the art world.

That's Not Me

An aspiring actor takes advantage of her identical twin sister's success and fame in this hilarious Australian indie influenced by Girls and Bridesmaids.

The Teacher

Zuzana Maurery gives an award-winning performance as an unscrupulous school teacher in this crowd-pleasing dark comedy set in Communist era Czechoslovakia.

Una

Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn star in this emotionally powerful debut by Australian and international theatre director Benedict Andrews.