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My Name is Gulpilil

MY NAME IS GULPILIL

“Sublime, humane, elegant…an unforgettable film”– The Guardian. Molly Reynolds’ My Name Is Gulpilil expertly canvases the life, the work, the adventures and misadventures of Australia’s most famous Indigenous screen icon, David Gulpilil. Gulpilil started acting, performing, and dancing when there was no definable Australian film industry, working on countless films that have helped shape how …

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THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

WINNER · DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY PRIZE · SUNDANCE When two paintings are stolen from an Oslo gallery, authorities are quick to arrest the culprits, yet unable to find any trace of the enormous, photorealistic artworks. Czech painter Barbora Kysilkova, whose paintings hold deep personal sentiment, attends the hearing of Karl-Bertil Nordland, her drug-addicted art thief, …

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FEELS GOOD MAN

FEELS GOOD MAN

WINNER · EMERGING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER · SUNDANCE What if the easygoing, much-loved cartoon frog from your underground zine was co-opted into an alt-right hate symbol? When San Fran artist Matt Furie first conceived the character of Pepe the Frog for his online comic ‘Boy’s Club’, he could never have fathomed what would happen to his …

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NOMADLAND

NOMADLAND

WINNER · BEST FILM · VENICE “Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career” – The Guardian After losing everything in the Great Recession, Fern (two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand), a woman in her 60s, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. A nuanced slice of life of …

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POSSESSOR UNCUT

POSSESSOR UNCUT

WINNER · BEST DIRECTOR · BEST FILM · SITGES Set in an alternative reality 2008, Andrea Riseborough (Mandy) is Taysa Vos, a corporate assassin who parasitically enters the minds of strangers with brain implant technology, using them as vessels to take out her targets. Vos’ tenuous grip on reality starts to slip while inhabiting the …

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ASMF SWELL CHASERS - TO SWELL AND BACK

ASMF SWELL CHASERS – TO SWELL AND BACK

For the first time in 3 years, the amaysim Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASFM) returns to venues across Australia, and SWIFF is proud to bringing you ASMF Swell Chasers – To Swell and Back, with 5 jaw-dropping films that capture the world’s best big wave surfers battling the biggest waves on the planet. Featuring some …

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ANOTHER ROUND

ANOTHER ROUND

Vinterberg and Mikkelsen reunite after their masterful 2012 Oscar-nominated drama, The Hunt, to deliver an intoxicating and heartfelt comedy about a group of friends who embark on an audacious experiment: to see if a constant level of alcohol in their system will help them find greater freedom, creativity and happiness. Martin (Mikkelsen) and his three …

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WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

WINNER · DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD · SUNDANCE “With scorching power that will leave you quaking in your seat, Welcome to Chechnya dares to confront genocide in the making” – Sundance Film Festival. Investigative journalist, documentarian, and warrior with a camera, David France gains unfettered access to activists risking persecution and personal safety to provide …

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GUNDA

GUNDA

NOMINEE · BERLINALE DOCUMENTARY AWARD · BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL Director Viktor Kossakovsky’s follow up to big screen enviro-epic Aquarela (SWIFF’20), Gunda is a stripped down, close encounter with about the beauty of animals with the same majestic grasp over cinematography. Following the absurdly photogenic Gunda, a sow with rambunctious piglets, Kossakovsky brings unique animals’ perspective …

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