RUMOURS to screen at Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival announced additional films to their lineup this year which includes RUMOURS led by Cate Blanchett. Screenings will be on 13, 14 and 16 June. According to the festival site, the film’s runtime is 109 minutes, 9 minutes shorter than what screened at Cannes Film Festival. Tickets can be booked here.

Cate Blanchett plays Hilda Ortmann, the German Chancellor, who is joined in the German town of Dankerode by the leaders of the other G7 nations: the USA, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Canada. They are gathered to work together on a communique in response to a global crisis. And of course, this communique needs to be suitably vague, committing these world leaders to as little as possible. As the talks progress, historical regrets, blatant self-interest, and sexual tension all come to the fore. And then there are the Iron Age human corpses, eerily well-preserved in clay, that are reanimating. Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, SFF 2008) and co-directors Evan and Galen Johnson emphasise the absurdities in this hilarious takedown of the political elite.

More on Rumours from Cannes here.