The program for this years Sydney Film Festival has been officially unveiled, and there are an astounding number of fantastic films selected for this years 12-day festival.
Opening this year is Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth, where drama and reality collide in the portrait of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave; an imagination of Cave’s 20,000th day on Earth.
The closing film is What We Do in the Shadows, the new film from Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs Shark) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), a mockumentary about a group of vampire flatmates in New Zealand.
Some of the 12 films in competition include: David Michôd’s The Rover starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, Kasimir Burgess’ Fell, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Steven Knight’s Locke starring Tom Hardy.
Other films showing at the festival include Frank, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, Babylon, Calvary, The Captive, Cold in July, Joe, The Lunchbox, Stage Fright, Tender and more.
The Sydney Film Festival will also be teaming up with VIVID to bring you a series of events and talks with filmmakers including Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, director David Michôd and producer Liz Watts to discuss their experience making The Rover.
There will be plenty of Meet the Filmmakers Q&A sessions at the Apple store on George Street, and many more talks, discussions, trivia nights and exhibitions at the Festival Hub located in Town Hall.
You can take a look at the full program here: Sydney Film Festival 2014 Program.