SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: First 27 Films Revealed

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Now in its 60th year, the SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL remains an exciting and important event on the Sydney social calendar. Earlier last week the Sydney Film Festival revealed their first 27 of 160 titles to be shown between the 5th-16th of June run of the festival, and it appears that the festival is certainly living up to their high reputation.

The Sydney Film Festival returns to its popular Hub venue at the Lower Town Hall, the State Theatre, Event Cinema George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, Art Gallery of NSW and it is pleased to stretch its precinct to sessions at the much loved Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne.

The full program will be announced on Wednesday 8 May 2013. For tickets and full up-to-date program information please visit

Check out the full list of the first 27 announced films as well as the trailers for each:

The Act of Killing (Australian Premiere)
Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn and Anonymous | Denmark, Norway, UK

Blackfish (Australian Premiere)
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | USA

Blancanieves (Australian Premiere)
Director: Pablo Berger | Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina | Spain, France

Comrade Kim Goes Flying (Australian Premiere)
Director: Kim Gwang-hun, Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans |Cast: Han Jong-sim, Pak Chung-guk, Ri Yong-ho | Belgium, UK, North Korea

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Exposed (Australian Premiere)
Director: Beth B.| USA

Fallen City (Australian Premiere)
Director: Zhao Qi | China

A Few Hours of Spring (Australian Premiere)
Director: Stephane Brize | Cast: Vincent Lindon, Hélène Vincent, Emmanuelle Seigner | France

Frances Ha (Australian Premiere)
Director: Noah Baumbach | Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Summer, Adam Driver | USA

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Frankenstein’s Army (Australian Premiere)
Director: Richard Raaphorst | Cast: Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym | Netherlands, USA

The Human Scale (Australian Premiere)
Director: Andreas Møl Dalsgaard | Denmark

The Look of Love (Australian Premiere)
Director: Michael Winterbottom | Cast: Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton, Imogen Poots | UK, USA

La Maison de la Radio (Australian Premiere)
Director: Nicolas Philibert | France, Japan

Midnight’s Children (Australian Premiere)
Director: Deepa Mehta | Cast: Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor | Canada

Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls (Australian Premiere)
Director: Juliet Lamont | Australia

Oh Boy (Australian Premiere)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster | Cast: Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter, Marc Hosemann | Germany

Outrage Beyond (Australian Premiere) Director:
Takeshi Kitano | Cast: Beat Takeshi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura | Japan

Prince Avalanche (Australian Premiere)
Director: David Gordon Green | Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch | USA

Rear Window Loop (Australian Premiere)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr | USA

Red Obsession (Australian Premiere)
Directors: David Roach and Warwick Ross | Australia

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (Australian Premiere)
Director: Matthew Miele | USA

Stoker (Australian Premiere)
Director: Park Chan-Wook | Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver | UK,USA

Stories We Tell (Australian Premiere)
Director: Sarah Polley|Canada

Wadjda (Australian Premiere)
Director: Haifaa Al Mansour | Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani | Saudi Arabia, Germany

What Maisie Knew (Australian Premiere)
Directors: Scott McGehee and David Siegel | Cast: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Onata April, Steve Coogan

What Richard Did (Australian Premiere)
Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Cast: Jack Reynor, Róisín Murphy, Sam Keeley | Ireland

William Yang: My Generation (World Premiere)
Director: Martin Fox | Australia

Wrong Side of the Road (Australian Premiere)
Director: Ned Lander | Cast: Ronnie Ansell, Peter Butler, Les Graham | Australia It’s a