First look at 2011 Sydney Film Festival

The first batch of titles heading to the 2011 Sydney Film Festival were announced earlier this week (we were busy putting the final touches on our new blog; forgive our tardiness!) and they include some of the most exciting and acclaimed movies on the international festival circuit.

Some of the big ticket items include the Australian premiere of Miranda July’s latest film The Future, the writer/director/actor’s follow-up to 2005’s Me and You and Everyone We Know. Also making their Aussie debut: Tom McCarthy‘s dramedy Win Win, British drama Tyrannosaur (for which actor-turned-auteur Paddy Considine scored the Best Director prize at Sundance), and Oscar winner James Marsh‘s new documentary Project Nim.

We’ve also got high hopes for the new collaboration between director Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams, Meek’s Cutoff, Kevin MacDonald‘s YouTube project Life in a Day, and Norweigian  mockumentary The Troll Hunter.

Take a look at all the film’s so-far announced in their respective categories.

Official Competition:

Attenberg (dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari)
The Future (dir. Miranda July)
Norweigian Wood (dir. Tran Anh Hung)

Fire Me Up:

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (dir. José Padilha)
Even The Rain (dir. Iciar Bollain)
Senna (dir. Asif Kapadia)

Take Me On A Journey:

How To Start Your Own Country (dir. Jody Shapiro)
Life in a Day (dir. Kevin MacDonald)
Meek’s Cutoff (dir. Kelly Reichardt)

Make Me Laugh:

The Guard (dir. John Michael McDonagh)
Happy Happy (dir. Anne Sewitsky)
Win Win (dir. Tom McCarthy)

Love Me:

All About Love (dir. Ann Hui)
Project Nim (dir. James Marsh)
Three (dir. Tom Tykwer)

Freak Me Out:

Mutant Girls Squad (dir. Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Tak Sakaguchi)
The Troll Hunter (dir. André Øvredal)
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (dir. Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson)

Push Me To The Edge:

Armadillo (dir. Janus Metz)
Black Venus (dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)
Tyrannosaur (dir. Paddy Considine )

Green Cinema:

Cool It (dir. Ondi Timoner)
Windfall (dir. Laura Israel)

You can find full details on all these features at the official Sydney Film Festival page. There are another 80+ titles to be announced in the coming weeks.

SFF lasts from June 8 to June 19, 2011. FlexiPasses can now be purchased here!

Discuss: Which of these pics are you looking forward to most?


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