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Sydney Film Festival is back at Casula Powerhouse for 2022!

Check out the line-up films we have lined up!


DATE: Friday 10 JUNE
TIME: 7:45 pm
DURATION: 1 hour 21 minutes

This achingly beautiful romantic drama centres on a widow waiting for an old flame to visit her lakeside campsite in Colorado. Sundance (Next), Berlinale (Panorama) 2022.


DATE: Saturday 11 JUNE
TIME: 11 am
DURATION: 1 hr 24mins

Picture of 5 women in a dance troupe. They are wearing pink dresses and white boots.

An uplifting, joyous documentary featuring a female dance troupe with a difference: they’re 60+ and out to prove that age is just a number. Selected Sundance and CPH:DOX2022.


DATE: Sunday 12 June
TIME: 2 pm
DURATION: 1hr 15mins

Mai Masri (3000 Nights, SFF 216) tracks the powerful intersecting stories of four female activists involved in the 2019 uprisings in Beirut. Official selection, IDFA 2021.


DATE: Friday 17 June
TIME: 7:45 pm
DURATION: 1 hr 31 mins

An innocent Palestinian woman becomes trapped in blackmail and deceit in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from two-time International Oscar nominee Hany Abu-Assad (Omar, SFF2014).


DATE: Saturday 18 June
TIME: 2pm
DURATION: 93 mins

Two remarkable female performers train for Australia’s biggest street dance competition in this tale of love, obsession and the transformative power of performance.


DATE: Saturday 18 June
TIME: 7:45 pm

Three courageous performers fight for women’s rights against the backdrop of ‘AfghanStar’-Afghanistan’s mega-successful version of American Idol. Selected Hot Docs 2022.


DATE: Sunday 19 June
TIME: 2 pm
DURATION: 59mins

In its provocative film debut, Geelong’s Back to Back Theatre states "There is nowhere darker than the future.” Winner, SXSW.

We have partnered with the Italian Institute of Culture to bring you the best of Italian cinema each month.

Gli Equilibristi (Balancing Act, 2012) - Free Film Screening.

Date: Friday 3 June. Time: 8pm -  9:30pm

When husband and father of two Giulio (Valerio Mastandrea) upsets his comfortable life by having an affair, his wife Elena (Barbara Bobulova, The Ages of Love) cannot forgive him. Taking full responsibility, Giulio decides to move out, promising that he will continue to support the family financially despite his meagre monthly salary. He is faced with the problem of where to move; his friends have their own problems without having to support him, apartments are too expensive and he resists staying with his mistress. Finding a one-room, shared-bathroom flat, Giulio plunges deeper and deeper into poverty as he struggles to pay for his separation, borrowing more and more money before hitting rock bottom. Told with irony and humour amid the tragedy, this is a moving film about the thin line between having it all and having nothing. The beautifully written screenplay is realistic, relevant and also very touching, with the stoic and sympathetic character of Giulio at its heart.