The 59th annual Sydney Film Festival is gearing up to showcase some more amazing local and international talent.
From June 6 to June 17, this year’s theme promises “Infinite Stories” as well as countless Australian premieres of films that are sure to enthral and entertain.
Festival chairman Chris Freeland promises that this year’s festival will “Challenge and inform us, tell important stories, delight and entertain us and transport us to places beyond our wildest dreams.”
Same Same has compiled a quick list of the 2012 queer films to watch, with a brief explanation below each trailer.
Winner of the Queer Palm at Cannes, this film focuses on a middle-aged, married man, Francois who becomes obsessed with the young son (Christian) of long-time family friends. Losing control of his strictly compartmentalized existence, Francois becomes consumed with his obsession for Christian and his world unravels.
When juvenile inmate Malcolm is offered a chance at parole, he is torn between his chances at freedom and protecting the one he loves.
The British Guide to Showing Off
This international, documentary style film celebrates the Alternative Miss World Show by taking a look at “talent, style and unconventional beauty of the outsider”. Director Jes Benstock, takes us on a behind the scenes journey with the show’s creator Andrew Logan hard at work on a new event.
The Parade (Parada)
When Lemon, a Serbian homophobic war veteran’s pitbull gets shot, he takes it to gay vet Radmilo who manages to save the animal. As a way of thanking Radmilo, Lemon agrees to provide protection to Belgrade’s gay-pride parade. After his usually loyal men refuse to participate, the storyline follows Lemon around the country to round up allies.
Set in Paris in the spring of 1968, an American student studying film meets twins Isabelle and Theo who invite him to live with them whilst their parents are away. The trio spark a friendship that quickly turns into sexual interplay.
Tickets are available on the Sydney Film Festival website here. Get in quick, as popular sessions sell out fast.