The 2011 Sydney Film Festival line-up revealed

The complete lineup of flicks playing at this year’s Sydney Film Festival has been revealed, with Joe Wright’s Hanna announced as the opening night film. Mike Mills’ Beginners will close the fest.

Two Cannes-bound Aussie movies – Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty and Ivan Sen’s Toomelah – will screen in the festival’s official competition. They will compete against Terence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and previously announced features Miranda July’s The Future and Athina Rachel Tsangari’s bizarre-looking Attenberg, among others.

Also newly announced for the fest: Takeshi Miike’s 13 Assassins, Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, Jason Eisner’s Hobo With A Shotgun, Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip, Miguel Arteta’s Cedar Rapids, Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene and Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 will also make its Australian premiere at SFF.

Official Competition:

A Seperation (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
Amador (dir. Fernando León De Aranoa)
Attenberg (dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari)
Cairo (dir. Mohamed Diab)
Norwegian Wood (dir. Tran Ahn Hung)
Sleeping Beauty (dir. Julia Leigh)
Take Shelter (dir. Jeff Nichols)
Target (dir. Alexander Zeldovich)
The Forgiveness of Blood (dir. Joshua Marston)
The Future (dir. Miranda July)
The Tree of Life (dir. Terence Malick)
Toomelah (dir. Ivan Sen)

Check out the full list of features, plan your schedule and purchase tickets at the official Sydney Film Festival website.

Over the next few weeks we’ll see more festival announcements from other states around the country, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Discuss: Sydneysiders, which features are you most excited to catch at SFF?

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