SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
26th May 2019

The 2019 Sydney Film Festival is packed with 307 films from over 55 countries including 33 world premieres, 112 feature films and 79 documentaries. Running from the 5th to 16th June, it's sure to keep film lovers busy with its massive program.

The SWITCH team have done some of the hard work and checked out the best of this year's offerings. Take a look through our reviews below, and check back regularly as we add more throughout the festival.

For more information and to buy tickets, head to www.sff.org.au.

RELATEDSYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019This year's line-up announced
RELATEDHIGH LIFEA hypnotic and abhorrent sci-fi triumph
RELATEDPIRANHASBoys will be boys
RELATEDHER SMELLShe's off the deep end, watch as she dives in
RELATEDYULIDancing on a knife's edge
RELATEDIN FABRICThe best worst film ever?
RELATEDHERE COMES HELLHigh society British horror
RELATEDTHE WINDA paranoid Western nightmare
RELATEDTHE WEDDING GUESTCancelled due to boredom
RELATEDAPOLLO 11A transcendent journey to the Moon
RELATEDSCHOOL'S OUTThe children know too much
RELATEDONLY YOUA romantic film that's not afraid to get real
RELATEDPAPI CHULOA deep, dark comedy dealing with LGBT mental health
RELATEDBOOKSMARTSay hello to the next great voice in female filmmaking
RELATEDMY NAME IS DANIELA step forward for disability representation
RELATEDTHE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCEA time capsule of dying languages and civilisations
RELATEDHAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEADA toxic family car crash
RELATEDTHE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARYWhose documentary is it anyway?
RELATEDRETROSPEKTAn idiosyncratic thriller with powerful substance
RELATEDMINUSCULE - MANDIBLES FROM FAR AWAYNot for meep
RELATEDA DOG CALLED MONEYAn uneven mix of music, imagery and poetry
RELATEDMILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOLThe man behind the jazz legend
RELATEDALPHA: THE RIGHT TO KILLA gritty, vividly realistic glimpse at Philippine's "war on drugs"
RELATEDSKINInside the mind of white supremacists
RELATEDSATURDAY AFTERNOONA shocking and abrasive assessment of terrorism
RELATEDANIMALSHedonistic female friendship and the art of growing up
RELATEDMYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEINXS lead singer still touching hearts years after his death
RELATEDBRITTANY RUNS A MARATHONLiterally run out to see this stellar comedy
RELATEDTHE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2Crowd-pleasingly generic... again
RELATEDJUDY & PUNCHA dark fairytale from a fresh Australian voice
RELATEDSCHOOL OF SEDUCTIONHusband hunting in Russia
RELATEDLADYWORLDExperimental thriller not so thrilling
RELATEDSTUPID YOUNG HEARTIrresponsible teens with no consequences
RELATEDBLINDED BY THE LIGHTThe spiritual sequel to Bend It Like Beckham
RELATEDKURSKWhen tragedy and bureaucracy collide
RELATEDHAIL SATAN?A hell of a fascinating documentary
RELATEDNEVER LOOK AWAYAn artistic and spiritual epic
RELATEDSTANDING UP FOR SUNNYA comedy without the comedy but very sweet
RELATEDSHOOTING THE MAFIAAn interesting but unclear picture
RELATEDTITO AND THE BIRDSA flight of imagination
RELATEDTHE WANDERING CHEFA delicious tale of human connection
RELATEDTHE NIGHTINGALEA blunt and brutal period piece
RELATEDLEFTOVER WOMENFeminists beware, this one's a blood boiler
RELATEDTHE DEAD DON'T DIEA zombie comedy that's anything but grave
RELATEDVARDA BY AGNÈSThe final film of a French New Wave legend
RELATEDTHE FINAL QUARTERTackling a shameful chapter in AFL history
RELATEDPARASITEA bloodthirsty and very funny look at class warfare
RELATEDTHE THIRD WIFEArtistic, painful and beautiful
RELATEDYESTERDAYGreat concept, disappointing execution
TRENDINGWIN YESTERDAYA new British comedy with a little help from The Beatles
TRENDINGCLAIRE DARLINGA French film fail
TRENDINGTOY STORY 4Entertaining but thoroughly unnecessary
TRENDINGMY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDINGA ridiculously fun love story
TRENDING2040A hopeful look into our environmental future
TRENDINGBACK OF THE NETMisses the net, and then some
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