SFF 2016: ‘Goldstone’ world premiere to open Sydney Film Festival


The 63rd Sydney Film Festival has announced that the world premiere of Ivan Sen’s GOLDSTONE will be the opening night film at the State Theatre in June.

GOLDSTONE is the fourth feature by award-winning filmmaker Sen and stars Aaron Pederson who reprises his role of the troubled Indigenous detective Jay Swan, who audiences first met in Sen’s Mystery Road, which opened Sydney Film Festival in 2013. The film’s stellar cast also includes Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, David Gulpilil, Cheng Pei-pei, Michelle Lim Davidson and Tom E. Lewis. Sen previous had success with Toomelah, which we interviewed him about back in 2011.

A limited number of Film and Party tickets are available from 9am on Thursday 21 April, in addition to film-only tickets. Film and Party tickets include entry to the Opening Night Film and the exclusive afterparty at Keystone’s Bungalow 8.

SFF 2016’s full program will be announced on 11 May. 26 films have been announced to date, including a Martin Scorsese retrospective curated by David Stratton. Some films include Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, the Sundance winning documentary Weiner, and Jean-Marc Vallée’s darkly comic drama Demolition withJake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

You can watch the GOLDSTONE trailer, from Transmission, below.