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Sydney Film Festival Expands, Unveils Full Lineup

“Sherpa,” a timely Australian-Nepali documentary will play in main competition in the upcoming Sydney Film Festival (3-14 June).
Other competition highlights include “Me And Earl And The Dying Girl,” “A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence,” and Sean Baker’s “Tangerine.”

Australian films in competition include the Geoffrey Rush-starring “The Daughter,” and “Strangerland” with Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes.

The festival continue on an expansionary track. Having seen admissions grow by 42% since 2011, to welcome 146,000 admissions last year, it is adding two new venues. The lineup also grows from 183 last year to 251 this year. They come from 68 countries, up from 47 last year and include 33 world premieres, up from 15 in 2014.

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