SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2021

THE REVIEWS

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW
By Charlie David Page
31st October 2021

Sydney's cinema-loving residents couldn't be happier now that the state's lockdown has come to an end - heralding the arrival of the 68th Sydney Film Festival!

With 233 films from 69 countries - including 111 feature films, 50 documentaries and 72 shorts - how to select which to watch in the festival's 12-day run?

The SWITCH team has banded together to solve the problem for you! We've gathered reviews of SFF's biggest and best offerings - so peruse them before you hit the festival - and make sure you check back as we add more!

Looking for more Sydney Film Festival reviews? Click here to check out our collection of this year's highlights.
RELATEDDEAR EVAN HANSENA disappointing, misguided adaptation of the award-winning musical
RELATEDLIMBOA witty yet humanising look at the refugee experience
RELATEDGAIAHo-hum horticultural horror
RELATEDZOLAAn odyssey of online outrageousness
RELATEDTHE CARD COUNTERNot quite a jackpot
RELATEDBLUE BAYOUAn immigration drama drowning in its own misery
RELATEDCENSORArt imitates life in this thrilling horror debut
RELATEDTHE POWER OF THE DOGJane Campion returns with a magnificent epic on the human heart
RELATEDTHE EYES OF TAMMY FAYEGrab a Diet Coke - this biopic is truly blessed
RELATEDSTREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREETJust how did we get to this childhood icon?
RELATEDTHE SPINE OF NIGHTA surreal, violent animated fantasy epic
RELATEDTHE BETA TESTA thrilling and sexy Hollywood satire
RELATEDLONG WEEKENDAnother romantic dramedy
RELATEDBEST SUMMER EVERThis win for representation hums along to a generic song
RELATEDTHE RESCUE13 lives saved through the most extraordinary of circumstances
RELATEDDUNESandy sci-fi sensation soars
RELATEDKING RICHARDBiopic on Williams sisters is a crowd-pleasing volley
RELATEDTITANESex, cars and madness
RELATEDBAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORNA penetrating satire
RELATEDTHE FRENCH DISPATCHThank god Wes Anderson doesn't write my local paper...
TRENDINGWIN SHUDDER HORROR BUNDLEPrepare for shivers down your spine!
TRENDINGWIN THE HATING GAMEWhen rivalry turns to romance
TRENDINGPOCAHONTAS25 years later, the colours of the wind are fading
TRENDINGKUESSIPANComing of age story in an Innu community
TRENDINGCOSMIC SINA film that delivers on the promise of its title
TRENDINGTHE GREATEST SHOWMANAn aggressively awful musical experience
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