Sydney Film Festival

thechinesemayorThe Chinese Mayor

10am Friday 5 June: State Theatre
12.30pm Sunday 7 June: Dendy Opera Quays Cinema

Though it was once the capital of Imperial China, little of Datong’s former glory remains. It’s now the most polluted city in the country, the consequence of a now-declining mining industry. Mayor Geng wants to reverse its fortunes, but this involves relocating over half a million residents.


ontherimoftheskyOn The Rim Of The Sky

4.15pm Monday 8 June: Event Cinemas George Street
3.30pm Sunday 14 June: Event Cinemas Georges Street

Perched on a cliff edge, high above a river gorge in China’s Sichuan province is Gulu village. Its precarious location has kept it isolated and insular for centuries. Once accessible only by ropes or wooden ladders, these days a steep, zigzagging path leads to the ramshackle cluster of houses.