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tu dors Nicole
thu 12 JuN 8:05 PM doQ3
suN 15 JuN 11:00 AM eV9
Canada | 2014 | 93 mins | In French with
English subtitles | Australian Premiere
Director, Screenwriter: Stéphane Lafleur | Producers:
Luc Déry, Kim McCraw | Cast: Julianne Côté, Catherine
St-Laurent, Francis La Haye | World Sales: Seville
Shot in alluring black and white, this 2014 Cannes
Directors’ Fortnight selection is a delightful and
quirky film about twentysomething Nicole’s
surprisingly eventful summer. Housesitting the
family home while her parents are away, Nicole
is looking forward to peace and quiet. But when
her brother Rémi (Marc-André Grondin, Vic + Flo
Saw A Bear, SFF 2013; C.R .A .Z .Y., SFF 2006)
and his rock band move into the family home to
rehearse, Nicole’s plan to do mostly nothing goes
awry. And to add to the excitement a young boy
she babysits, whose voice has broken prematurely,
has fallen relentlessly in love with her. Stéphane
Lafleur’s follow up to his festival hits Continental, A
Film Without Guns (SFF 2008) and the time-travel
comedy/drama Familiar Grounds is infused with his
trademark absurd humour and a great soundtrack.
The Young and prodigiouS
Fri 6 JuN 6:30 PM creMorNe
sAt 7 JuN 4:40 PM eV4
France, Canada | 2013 | 105 mins | In English |
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Screenwriters: Jean-Pierre
Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant | Producers: Frederic Brillion,
Gillers Legrand, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Suzanne Girard | Cast:
Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Callum Keith Rennie,
Niamh Wilson | Distributor: Madman Entertainment
The latest magical cinematic creation from Jean-Pierre
Jeunet, director of much-loved movies like Amélie (2001)
and Delicatessen (1991) is his first in 3D. His trademark
mix of madcap characters, rich visuals and surreal stories
is a good match for Reif Larsen’s book The Selected
Works of T.S . Spivet. Our hero (played by Kyle Catlett), is a
precocious 10-year-old with a vivid, scientific imagination.
He lives in a big red house on the prairie, with his mother
(Helena Bonham Carter), an insect specialist; his cowboy
father (Callum Keith Rennie) and teenage sister (Niamh
Wilson). At odds with his family, T.S. takes himself on a
trip to the Smithsonian Museum, where he meets an
unscrupulous administrator (Judy Davis at her frantic best).
This magical story of childhood adventure is told with
Jeunet’s endearing charm and inventive eye.
We are The BeST!
Vi är bäst!
Fri 6 JuN 8:30 PM eV9
suN 8 JuN 6:30 PM doQ2
Australia | 2014 | 91 mins | In English | World Premiere
Director, Screenwriter: Christopher Houghton | Producer:
Julie Byrne | Cast: Leeanna Walsman, Matt Day, Greg
Hatton, Onor Nottle, Shane Connor | Production Company:
A high-impact, confident Australian first feature,
Christopher Houghton’s Touch is a tight and
enigmatic thriller that begins with an assault.
A woman named Dawn attacks a man at his
workplace, and then takes to the road with her
10-year-old daughter. Cautious, even paranoid,
it’s clear that she’s running from something or
someone, desperate to keep her daughter hidden.
Holed up in motel, she begins an intense sexual
relationship with a local cop, neglecting her
daughter in the process. All the while, the world is
closing in on Dawn, and she becomes increasingly
reckless. Carefully constructed to ratchet up the
tension as the film progresses, this auspicious
debut is marked by committed performances from
Leeanna Walsmann, Matt Day and Greg Hatton.
Filmmaker guests: Julie Byrne, Christopher Houghton,
suN 8 JuN 6:00 PM eV4
suN 15 JuN 3:10 PM doQ2
Sweden, Denmark | 2013 | 102 mins | In Swedish with
English subtitles | Australian Premiere
Director, Screenwriter: Lukas Moodysson | Producer:
Lars Jönsson | Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv
LeMoyne | Distributor: Newvision Film Distributors
Lukas Moodysson (Together, Show Me Love, SFF
1999, Lilya 4-Ever) returns with a boisterous, feel-
good film about three 13-year old girls in early
’80s Stockholm who are determined to start up a
punk band – this despite everybody telling them
that punk is dead. The problem is that though
they have the right attitude, and strong feminist
and political sensibilities, Bobo and Klara lack any
musical ability whatsoever. The solution to their
problem is Hedvig, a straitlaced Christian who can
actually play the guitar and has a fine voice, and
who reluctantly joins the incipient band. Together
this trio of brave outcasts discovers friendship,
boys, rivalry and some rousing Scandinavian punk.
Sweet, humane and wonderfully energetic, this
film will inspire young and old alike.
3D glasses are available for sale at the venue
Billy Wilder and the
original director’s chair.
Billy Wilder is best known as the director of Sunset Boulevard
(1950) and Some Like it Hot (1959). Less well-known is his influence
on one of the best-loved furniture designs of the last century.
When legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames handmade
an original lounge and ottoman as a gift for their Hollywood friend,
their aim was to combine first-class comfort with the
“warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”
Herman Miller began manufacturing the Eames® Lounge and
Ottoman in 1956. It’s been produced by Herman Miller ever since.
For more authentic design stories and to experience the
Herman Miller Collection, visit the Sydney Film Festival Hub,
Lower Town Hall, 5–15 June or any Living Edge showroom.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2014
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