The Sydney Film Festival’s 2014 program has been loosed upon the world, boasting the Australian debut of David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom follow-up The Rover and Richard Linklater’s decade-spanning Boyhood, as well as hotly anticipated international titles such as Bong Joon-ho’s first English-language effort, Snowpiercer, and the Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard.
All four of those features will screen in SFF’s official competition, alongside 20,000 Days on Earth, Fell, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, Locke, Ruin, Fish & Cat, The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, and Black Coal, Thin Ice.
The Rover‘s stars Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce will attend the premiere of their dystopian thriller on June 7.
Elsewhere in the program, Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, Brendan Gleeson’s Calvary, acclaimed Nicolas Cage drama Joe, ambitious two-parter The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves, Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm, and doco Jodorowsky’s Dune will also debut, fresh from festivals around the globe.
20,000 Days on Earth, starring Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, will open the fest on June 4. Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows closes it out on June 15.
For full festival details, head to the official Sydney Film Festival site.