The 69th Sydney Film Festival
Explore French cinema this June!
Between Wednesday 8th and Sunday 19th of June, catch the chance to watch the latest, greatest, and most exciting movies cinema has to offer. Be a part of a rich program of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks, and parties.
The Sydney Film Festival takes place at its flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as other cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Randwick, Western Sydney, and more. 12 films are selected for the Official Competition,
which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a $60,000 cash prize.
Browse award-winning films
Explore the incredible Official Competition, with 12 films competing for the highest award in the Festival, as well as the latest announcements for new screenings of award-winners fresh from Cannes.
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Explore the French Films of the Festival:
RETURN TO SEOUL
Enjoy this moving and delightful story about a young French woman’s quest to discover her roots.
INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE
See this bizarre yet charming film straight from France, directed by absurdist Quentin Dupieux.
Experience this charming romantic comedy adapted from the award-winning stage hit by writer-director Ivan Calbérac.
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or 2022, see Ruben Östlund’s hilarious satire about a motley crew on a luxury cruise captained by an alcoholic Marxist.
STARS AT NOON
See this steamy, erotic feature – and Grand Prix winner at Cannes – from acclaimed director Claire Denis.
THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH
Direct from Cannes, experience a perfectly crafted atmospheric police procedural set in southern France, based on true events.
ONE FINE MORNING
Winner of the Europa Cinemas Label Award for Best European film at Cannes is Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest film, a delicate, heartfelt story of familial and romantic connections.
PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, this warm family drama is set in 1980s Paris – a time of vinyl LPs, political optimism, and talkback radio.
ONE YEAR ONE NIGHT
Starring two of the brightest stars of French cinema, Noémie Merlant and Nahuel Pérez Biscayart play a hipster couple coming to terms with surviving the 2015 Paris attacks.
Described by New York Times as “One of the finest dance films ever made,” Frederick Wiseman, master documentarian reveals the on and off-stage dramas of one of the world’s greatest dance companies, the Paris Opera Ballet.