Sydney

Sydney

Australia

8 SELECTED FILMS FOR SYDNEY

(shown here in alphabetical order)

3x3

6

Short film

min

3x3

A night watchman spends time on a basketball court throwing balls. He has become an expert. He shows-off his abilities to a janitor who, like him, is also there all night. An award-winning comedy achieved without a single line of text.

Portugal

Nuno Rocha

2009

Camera Obscura

6

Animation

min

Camera Obscura

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.

Portugal/Australia

Marta Maia

2010

Jose Nia Istória

6

Animation

min

Jose Nia Istória

One Man's inspiring story of hope, resilience and survival amidst the brutal fight to free East Timor.

Timor-Leste

Wendy Chandler

2013

A Côr dos Sonhos

14

Short film

min

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.

Mozambique/Portugal

João Pina

2013

Heleno

116

Feature Film

min

Heleno

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“.

Brazil

José Henrique Fonseca

2011

Time To Draw The Line

58

Documentary

min

Time To Draw The Line

An emotional study of Australia's long connection to Timor-Leste revealing a chequered relationship of friendship and betrayal on sea-border issue that only very recently got solved.

Australia/Timor-Leste

Amanda King & Fabio Cavadini

2016

A Guerra da Beatriz

105

Feature Film

min

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?

Timor-Leste

Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis

2013

Ilha das Flores

13

Short film

min

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.

Brazil

Jorge Furtado

1989

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