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Sydney Film Festival unveils 2015 competition titles

Sydney Film Festival unveils 2015 competition titles

The 12 titles include Jafar Panahi’s Berlinale winner, Roy Andersson’s Venice victor and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Sundance prize-winner.Scroll down for competition line-up

A story shot entirely on iPhone, Sean Baker’s Tangerine, about a transgender La prostitute very cranky with her boyfriend, and another that is told in one take, Sebastian Schipper’s Berlinale award-winner Victoria, which features the Berlin party scene and a bank robbery, are among 12 movies in competition in the Sydney Film Festival (Sff).

Two Iranian films, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s Tales and Jafar Panahi’s Berlinale Golden Bear winner Tehran Taxi, are also in the running for the Us$50,000 (A$64,000) prize, as are French director Thomas Salvador’s “minimalist superhero film” Vincent, which he also stars in, and Portuguese director Miguel GomesArabian Nights, a six-hours-plus portrait of Portugal set to premiere at Cannes this month.

The three selections that have already won major prizes at top tier festivals are Francesco Munzi’s Italian

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