Independent Cinema

Endless Poetry

Through Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiographical lens, Endless Poetry narrates the years of the artist’s youth during which he was introduced into the foremost bohemian artistic circle of 1940s Chile.

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Song to Song

In this modern love story set against the Texas music scene, two couples chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

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Manifesto

From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto features a chameleonic Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements.

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Chauka – Please Tell Us The Time

Over a period of several months, Iranian journalist and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani had access to a phone. In secret, and with help from Iranian-Dutch filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani, Boochani created a film which portrays what he describes as “the coarsening banality and repetition” of indefinite detention.

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Ellipsis

Set in Sydney over the course of one night, Ellipsis is a portrait of the city, celebrating the distinct nature and idiosyncrasies of the people that live and work there.

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A Ghost Story

An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, and a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the film credits roll.

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Good Time

Good Time recalls the grit and urgency of ‘70s New Hollywood films such as Taxi Driver, Mean Streets and Dog Day Afternoon. The new unpredictable thriller from white-hot indie directors the Safdie brothers.

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SPARK

The SPARK Short Film Initiative guides local emerging filmmakers from script to screen, premiering these shorts at DIFF.

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