Sydney Film Festival adds eight Cannes titles

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The upcoming one Sydney Film Festival has added eight titles that premiered at Cannes to its line-up. They are: Guan Hu’s “Black Dog”; Mohammed Rasoulof ‘The Seed of the Sacred Fig’; Francis Ford Coppola’s passion project “Megalopolis”; Guy Maddin, Evan and Galen Johnson “Rumors,” starring Australia Cate Blanchett; documentary ‘Ernest Cole: Lost and Found’, Jia Zhangke’s ‘Caught by the Tides’; “The Girl with the Needle”; and revenge thriller ‘Ghost Trail’.

Due to demand, SFF organizers have also added additional screenings of “The Substance,” the Demi Moorefilm starring which is already the title of the closing evening of the festival. The festival takes place from June 5 to 16.

FILMMAKER ON THE MOVE

Nishikawa Miwathe Japanese director behind ‘The Long Excuse’ (2016) and ‘Under the Open Sky’ (2021), has been appointed as a mentor for the Tokyo International Film Festival‘s Teens Meet Cinema, film production workshop for teenagers. Selected students will gather in Ota City in August to participate in the workshop. Under the guidance of Nishikawa, they will develop a script, shoot and edit a film, assisted by a professional crew. The completed film will have its world premiere at the Tokyo festival, which takes place from October 28 to November 6.

Nishikawa is also part of the recently launched K2 film initiative.

NEPAL-MARYLAND

‘Butterfly on the window’ Nepal’s official selection for the Oscars opens Nepal-America Maryland International Film Festival, organized by the Nepal America Film Society. The festival takes place from June 20 to 23 in Silver Spring and Greenbelt, Maryland and features a selection of thirty-five films from eleven countries, including shorts and features.

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The selection also includes Nepalis “The Riyalists,” by Kesang Tseten, ‘Joyland’ by Saim Sadiq and “Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest” by Nancy Svendsen as the closing title.

“NAIFF is the only Nepali International Film Festival outside Nepal that not only highlights Nepali films during its opening and closing stages but also bridges the gap between international films and Nepali supporting audiences,” the organizers said. Variety.

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