Straight from Cannes

We bring you the announcement every cinephile in Sydney has been waiting for: 17 new titles fresh from Cannes.

The Beguiled

Fresh from its Cannes Competition berth, Sofia Coppola's new film is a seductive thriller set in the Civil War era starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

Blade of the Immortal

The 100th film by Japanese master Takashi Miike (Audition, Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai, SFF 2012) is an irreverent and gory samurai film about a skilled warrior who attains immortality.

Brigsby Bear

Cannes Critics’ Week’s Closing film is a strange, wonderful comedy starring Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney as a man obsessed with a TV show about a bear saving the world.

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.

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).

I Am Not a Witch

When a young orphan is sent to a witch camp, she struggles to find a way to freedom. This dark comedy about the clash between superstition and modernity is a rare film from Zambia.

In the Fade

Straight from Competition in Cannes, a new thriller from acclaimed German director Fatih Akin (Head-On, SFF 2004; The Edge of Heaven).

Jupiter's Moon

Brilliantly shot and with a propulsive energy, Cannes Competition contender Jupiter’s Moon is about a young refugee who gets the power to fly after being shot crossing a border.

A Man of Integrity

Winner of the Cannes Un Certain Regard Prize, Mohammad Rasoulof’s searing drama is about a goldfish farmer who finds himself pitted against a mysterious, corrupt network.


Renowned French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann (Shoah), now 91, revisits a haunting North Korean encounter in his latest documentary direct from Cannes.

Closing Night Gala 2017

Bid a fond farewell to the 64th Sydney Film Festival with the great Korean director Bong Joon-ho's Cannes Competition contendor starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and An Seo-hyun.


A young girl fights to save her best friend, a gigantic animal named Okja, in the great Korean director Bong Joon-ho's Cannes Competition contender starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and An Seo-hyun.

Patti Cake$

Aussie actress Danielle Macdonald is sensational as Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper from New Jersey who's determined to make her mark on the music scene.

Sea Sorrow

At the age of 80, Oscar-winning actor and political activist Vanessa Redgrave has directed her first film, a heartfelt response to the refugee crisis. Selected for Cannes 2017.

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.

Tehran Taboo

A dazzling animation that looks at the sex lives of young Iranians in a society of strict religious laws and prohibitions, straight from screening at Cannes Critics’ Week.

Short Film

The Tesla World Light

A 20th century visionary inventor's last appeal for funding. Inspired by real events and selected for Cannes 2017.

Wind River

Straight from Cannes, this intelligent crime drama with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen is the directorial debut of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario).