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Sydney Film Festival 2021



Sydney Film Festival 2021

sff logoIn 2021 the Sydney Film Festival, Australia's leading international film festival, reaches its 68th edition.

The Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney is pleased to announce its renewed collaboration with one of the most important cinematic events in Australia and in the world. A collaboration that has seen over the years the Institute to actively work both to ensure the inclusion of Italian films at the annual festival, and to make possible the participation of guests from Italy: directors, actresses and actors, cinema industry professionals, all with the aim of creating an international cooperation leading to possible film co-productions.

The Festival will take place from 3 to 14 November 2021 and the Italian film industry was rewarded by the Artistic Direction of theblackjesus1 Festival (Nashen Moodley) with the participation of three films.

We are particularly pleased to announce the inclusion in the program of Paolo Sorrentino's latest masterpiece È stata la mano di Dio (The hand of God), the story of a boy in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s, an autobiographical portrait of the director in his early years before the so called Seventh Art pushed him to move to Rome. The film competed for the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and where Filippo Scotti (protagonist) received the Marcello Mastroianni Award. The most reputed European and American reviews except that Sorrentino's film will feature in the final evening for the assignment of the Oscar Awards next February in the United States.

nowherespecial1 4We are also pleased to announce A Black Jesus by Luca Lucchesi, a journey to discover the source of fear and prejudice against "others" in a small village in southern Italy, and Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini, inspired by a real event. It is the story of a man who, facing the tragedy that struck him, has the sole purpose of giving his three-year-old son a future as peaceful as possible.

A high-level Italian presence for a long-awaited and wished but now most welcome return to the cinema.

For further information and bookings, visit the Festival’s website 


Date: Da Wednesday, November 03, 2021 a Sunday, November 21, 2021

Organized by : Sydney Film Festival

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee


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