Sydney Film Festival Full Program
Date: 5-16 June
Palm Beach features an all-star cast of Australian screen legends including Golden Globe-nominated icons Bryan Brown (Australia Day, SFF 2017), Sam Neill (The Daughter, SFF 2015), Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park), Greta Scacchi (The Player, SFF 1992), Jacqueline McKenzie (Romper Stomper) and Heather Mitchell (Rogue), as well as Brown and Ward’s daughter Matilda Brown, playing Ella – the daughter of Bryan Brown’s character Frank.
Rachel Ward, along with key cast members, will be in attendance to present their film on Opening Night. Ward will also take part in the annual Ian McPherson Memorial Lecture at the Festival Hub as part of Vivid Ideas, hosted by film critic David Stratton (Monday 10 June, 6:30pm).
In conjunction with the Australian Screen Editors, the film’s producer Nick Meyers will join Dany Cooper (Judy & Punch) to discuss the role of editing in storytelling with Andrea Lang at Talking Editing at the Festival Hub (Saturday 15 June, 4:15pm), as part of Vivid Ideas.
Closing the Festival will be the Australian Premiere of a buzzy new title – soon to be announced!