First look at Sydney Film Festival 2012

The first batch of features headed to the 2012 Sydney Film Festival have been unveiled.

Their sneak peek reveals 15 narrative features – including lyrical Sundance hit Beasts of the Southern Wild and Oscar nominated Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar – as well as 13 documentaries.

Among the documentaries: Woody Allen, a three hour examination of the legendary filmmaker‘s career; Joe Berlinger‘s Under African Skies, featuring Paul Simon’s reunion with his Graceland collaborators in South Africa; Side by Side, where Keanu Reeves interviews directors (such as George Lucas and Lars von Trier), cinematographers, editors, and technicians, about the art of movie-making; and Sundance World Cinema Audience Award winner Searching for Sugarman.

Joining Beasts of the Southern Wild and Monsieur Lazhar in the features: perplexing prize-winner Tabu; strangely comic and supposedly surprising procedural Once Upon a Time in Anatolia; Oren Moverman and Woody Harrelson‘s latest collaboration, Rampart; Alexander Sokurov’s Faust; and black comedy Some Guy Who Kills People.

Read about all of the flicks over at the Sydney Film Festival site.

SFF2012 runs from June 6-17.

Discuss: Any of these tickle your fancy?

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