sydney film festival

Sydney Film Festival, twitter reviews 2009

Submitted by Rick Eyre on June 3 2019, 9:51 pm

With 2009 being the year I discovered Twitter, I began dabbling in tweet-size reviews from that year's Sydney Film Festival. Only 140 characters per tweet in those days, of course.

"The Cove" justified a blog post unto itself.

Sydney Film Festival, my attendance 2006-2018

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 31 2019, 7:30 pm

As we await the commencement of the 66th Sydney Film Festival on June 5 2019 - my ninth - here is a list of all the films and related events I have attended since my first festival in 2006. Links to my reviews (some merely tweets) where available:

Sun 11 Jun 2006 A Hero's Welcome GU George St 1430 

Sun 11 Jun 2006 An Inconvenient Truth State Theatre 1755 

"The Cove" (2009) trailer

Submitted by Rick Eyre on June 17 2009, 12:13 pm

A more detailed review of this brilliant documentary to come. In the meantime here is the trailer, followed by my Twitter review:

Sydney Film Festival

Submitted by Rick Eyre on June 21 2006, 4:36 am

It's been about eighteen years of waiting for a decent opportunity, but at long last I have made it this year to the Sydney Film Festival.

So far I have seen nine films, ranging from the earnestly good to the bloody brilliant, and I'm booked in for two more before the Festival closes next Sunday.

Here are some brief reviews of the first three films that I saw, with more to follow in future posts:

A Hero's Welcome - Documentary about, and narrated by, Timor-Leste president Xanana Gusmao, shot before the current problems flared up. The film is something of a hagiography of Xanana, but by all reports he's that kinda guy. Directed by Grace Phan, the former CNBC Asia presenter who answered questions following the screening (which was in fact the world premiere). The aerial photography of the Timorese countryside is quite beautiful.