Sydney Film Fest adds Cannes heavy hitters starring Stewart, Brando

06 June, 2016 by Staff Writer

Kristen Stewart in Olivier Assayas' Personal Shopper.

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The Sydney Film Festival has added eight new films and one restoration to its program, including films starring Kristen Stewart, Adam Driver and Marlon Brando.

“All nine films come direct from Cannes to Sydney Film Festival", Festival Director Nashen Moodley said, "including Korean director Park Chan-wook’s sensual, twist-filled tale The Handmaiden; FIPRESCI Prize winner Maren Ade’s clever and original comedy about the complexities of familial relationships, Toni Erdmann; Jim Jarmusch’s popular Cannes hit Paterson, a gentle, quietly moving portrait of a bus driver poet and his artistic wife and Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper, a spooky ghost story starring Kristen Stewart.” 

“Two true stories will also screen: a critically acclaimed heart-warming tale about India’s travelling picture shows, The Cinema Travellers, by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya; and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy, a film to honour the victims of Hissein Habré’s brutal dictatorship, tracing their long fight for justice”.

Brando’s revenge western One Eyed-Jacks will also screen, as will The Red Turtle, a dialogue-free animated fable by Japan’s Studio Ghibli and London-based artist Michaël Dudok de Wit. 

One Eyed-Jacks was the only film directed by Brando (he also starred). The restoration by Universal Pictures and The Film Foundation was overseen by Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, the latter of whom named the film his "favourite western".

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