Magazine article Screen International

Sydney Film Festival to Highlight European Women Filmmakers

Magazine article Screen International

Sydney Film Festival to Highlight European Women Filmmakers

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‘Europe! Voices Of Women In Film’ will show the work of 10 directors across different genres.

Marie Baümer, Birgit Minichmayr

Sydney Film Festival is working again with European Film Promotion (EFP) to present ‘Europe! Voices Of Women In Film’, a strand as part of this year’s event that will highlight ten European women filmmakers.

For the third year of the initiative, festival director Nashen Moodley made the final selection of 10 from 37 films submitted by 23 EFP member organisations. They include feature debuts as well as more established directors.

Emily Atef will bring her award-winning 3 Days In Quiberon to Sydney, while Dutch director Nanouk Leopold will present her latest feature Cobain, about a boy trying to help his mother quit her self-destructive lifestyle.

Amongst the films in the section having their Australian premiere are The Heart, directed by and starring Fanni Metelius from Sweden. …

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