Sydney Film Festival is working again with European Film Promotion (EFP) to present ‘Europe! Voices Of Women In Film’, a strand as part of this year’s event that will highlight ten European women filmmakers.
For the third year of the initiative, festival director Nashen Moodley made the final selection of 10 from 37 films submitted by 23 EFP member organisations. They include feature debuts as well as more established directors.
Emily Atef will bring her award-winning 3 Days In Quiberon to Sydney, while Dutch director Nanouk Leopold will present her latest feature Cobain, about a boy trying to help his mother quit her self-destructive lifestyle.
Amongst the films in the section having their Australian premiere are The Heart, directed by and starring Fanni Metelius from Sweden. Also included is love triangle story The Marriage from Kosovan writer-director Blerta Zeqiri, and Georgian director Ana Urushadze’s Scary Mother about a woman searching for self-fulfillment.
The 65th Sydney Film Festival runs from June 6-17.
- 3 Days In Quiberon - Emily Atef (Ger, Austria, Fra)
- A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot - Sinéad O’shea (Ire, Uk)
- Cobain - Nanouk Leopold (Bel, Ger, Neth)
- Entrepreneur - Virpi Suutari (Fin)
- Holiday - Isabella Eklöf (Den, Neth, Swe, Tur)
- L’animale - Katharina Mückstein (Austria)
- Scary Mother - Ana Urushadze (Georgia, Estonia)
- The Heart - Fanni Metelius (Swe)
- The Marriage - Blerta Zeqiri (Kosovo, Albania)
- Tower. A Bright Day - Jagoda Szelc (Pol)