2 EDITIONS IN SYDNEY
(shown here in chronological order)
8 SELECTED FILMS FOR SYDNEY
(shown here in alphabetical order)
A stop-frame animation about a lady who hides away from the world and creates a camera obscura in her home. A film on the constructions people create, the way they influence our lives and how we interact with the world. Best Australian Animation Award at the 2012 WOW Film Festival.
A Côr dos Sonhos
A short film about dreams, in particular children living in a world fragmented by the economic crisis also affecting her parents. But, surprisingly, the community is not immune to the suffering of this child, materializing the dream in the real life, an event that will last in her memory.
The road to ruin is blindingly beautiful in Heleno, a tempestuous portrait of Heleno de Freitas, the 1940s Brazilian football star whose passion for the game was matched only by his addiction to women and the contempt for his Botafogo teammates. His priorities in his nascent career, as he tells a reporter in the film, were "goals, slim waists and Cadillacs“.
José Henrique Fonseca
A Guerra da Beatriz
The first fiction film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest nations in the World. 16 years after Beatriz's husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying forces, she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she had lost or is he an impostor?
Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis
Ilha das Flores
This Brazilian surrealist short film follows the path of a tomato from farm to dump site, with a criticism of the consumer society along the way. Isle of Flowers is often mentioned as one of the 100 best short films and documentaries of the XX century.