Sydney Film Festival Just Added Four More Days of Screenings to Its Already Huge 2022 Program

Can't fit all your SFF viewing into the fest's official 12 days? You've now got four more, with 15 films getting post-festival encore sessions.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 15, 2022

So many movies, so little time. That's film festival life, including right now in Sydney. The 2022 Sydney Film Festival is happening at the moment, showcasing hundreds of movies in cinemas across the city — and, if you haven't been able to fit all your viewing into its 12-day run, you'll now have four extra days to help.

As it usually does — in years when things run as usual, that is, given the chaos of the last few pandemic-affected years — SFF is hosting a Back By Popular Demand program in the days after the fest's official close. In 2022, those bonus screenings will hit Dendy Newtown and Palace Norton Street between Monday, June 20–Thursday, June 23. No, you're not done spending your nights in darkened rooms just yet.

There's 15 films to pick from and, as the name makes plain, they're all flicks that've been proving a hit with crowds so far. That includes opening night's Indigenous anthology We Are Still Here, as well as closing night's Broker, aka the latest from Shoplifters' director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Also on the list: Cannes Palme d'Or-winner Triangle of Sadness, Sundance hit Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, absurd (and often naked) New Zealand comedy Nude Tuesday and Aubrey Plaza (Best Sellers)-led heist flick Emily the Criminal. Or, there's documentaries Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time and Fire of Love — about the Slaughterhouse Five author and French volcano scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, respectively.

Plus, the homegrown slate includes excellent horror-comedy Sissy, You Won't Be Alone by Aussie director Goran Stolevski, the Sydney-set The Longest Weekend and Evicted! A Modern Romance, and documentary Everybody's Oma.

Rounding out the encores are French rom-com The Tasting — which, yes, is about wine — plus No Land's Man, about a South Asian who meets an Australian woman in New York.

Sydney Film Festival's 2022 Back By Popular Demand bonus screenings hit Dendy Newtown and Palace Norton Street between Monday, June 20–Thursday, June 23.

The 2022 Sydney Film Festival runs until Sunday, June 19 at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Newtown, Palace Central, Palace Norton Street, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Ritz Cinemas Randwick, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Art Gallery of NSW. To check out the event's full program, or to buy tickets, head to the festival's website

Published on June 15, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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