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Filipino Films at Sydney Film Festival this June

JunMotherland4 Juneordinary thewomanwholeft1 (1)The prestigious Sydney Film Festival (SFF) which is scheduled from June 7th to June 18th will be showing the three films MOTHERLAND, ORDINARY PEOPLE and THE WOMAN WHO LEFT from the Philippines,

Brief description and schedule of showing are as follows:


A vibrant Sundance award-winning Filipino documentary filmed in the busiest maternity hospital in the world, that reveals an overcrowded, hectic and yet profoundly humane environment.

Thurs 15 Jun 10:00 AM – State Theatre

Sat 17 Jun 4:10 PM – Event Cinemas George Street

Ordinary People

Winner of the People’s Choice award at Venice, this humanist drama follows two destitute teenage parents whose baby is kidnapped on the chaotic streets of Manila.

Sat 10 Jun 4:15 PM – Dendy Opera Quays

Tue 13 Jun 8:10 PM – Dendy Opera Quays

The Woman Who Left

The Venice Golden Lion-winning epic from Filipino master Lav Diaz (From What Is Before, SFF 2015) explores a woman’s quest for revenge following her unjust 30-year incarceration.

Sun 11 Jun 11:15 AM – Dendy Opera Quays

Sat 17 Jun 10:00 AM – Dendy Opera Quays