63rd Sydney Film Festival

LifeAfterLifeFilms from China or about the Chinese Diaspora at the 63rd Sydney Film Festival, 8-19 June 2016

LIFE AFTER LIFE (Australian Premiere)
Winner of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Firebird Award, Zhang Hanyi’s auspicious debut feature is a ghost tale of remarkable beauty with flashes of absurd humour.
Further information: http://tix.sff.org.au/session_sff.asp?sn=Life+After+Life

THE ROAD 大路朝天 (Australian Premiere)
Zhang Zanbo’s astonishing film about the construction of a Chinese superhighway, screened in competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
Further information: http://tix.sff.org.au/session_sff.asp?sn=The+Road

During a visit to a nearby town, the peaceful life of a reclusive Tibetan shepherd is upended by romance and bureaucracy, in this visually stunning black and white drama.
Further information: http://tix.sff.org.au/session_sff.asp?sn=Tharlo

WHAT’S IN THE DARKNESS 黑处有什么 (Australian Premiere)
A murder mystery set in a small Northern Chinese town that depicts a schoolgirl’s burgeoning sexuality as she takes a serial-killer investigation into her own hands.
Further information: http://tix.sff.org.au/session_sff.asp?sn=What%27s+in+the+Darkness

WAIT (Short film, World Premiere)
A Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand is at the point of breaking apart, until a little girl intervenes.
Further information: http://tix.sff.org.au/session_sff.asp?sn=Wait


A digital version of the complete program of Sydney Film Festival 2016 can be found here: http://sydneyfilmfestival.realviewdigital.com/#folio=1