june, 2022

08jun8:30 pmPrivate DesertSydney Film Festival8:30 pm


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Private Desert

Directed by Aly Muritiba 2021 Brazil, Portugal 120 minutes Unclassified 18+
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A provocative exploration of masculinity and loneliness from Brazil’s hottest new director, Aly Muritiba. Audience Award, Venice, 2021.

Following an act of police violence, burned-out cop Daniel (Antonio Saboia, Bacurau, SFF 2019) is suspended. With little to do but lay low, he finds solace in online hook-ups and a sexting connection with ‘Sara’. But before Daniel has the chance to learn more about his crush – and right after he has sent a naked selfie – he is suddenly ghosted. Daniel heads north to track Sara down, travelling from town to town asking locals if they know or recognise her. An enigmatic stranger offers to help, but only under strict and mysterious conditions… Violent and tender by turns, Muritiba’s curious love affair paints a vivid portrait of the soul of today’s Brazil – one fought for by conservative and progressive forces.


(Wednesday) 8:30 pm


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