The Sydney Film Festival has announced two new films for the 2013 program: the Australian premiere of Un Certain Regard participant The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola, and the World Premiere of the Australian short film Aboriginal Heart, directed by Michelle Blanchard.
The Bling Ring is based on the true story of a gang of fame-obsessed juvenile thieves who tracked celebrity targets via social media and stole millions in luxury goods from their homes. The film stars Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Katie Chung, and cameos from real-life ‘Bling Ring’ victim Paris Hilton.
Meanwhile, Aboriginal Heart follows a young city doctor who gets bamboozled by the gentle cunning and stunning art of a group of local Aboriginal women. The cast features Adam Demos, Valerie Bugmy and Erica Dixon.
The two films will screen together on the 13th of June at 9:15pm at Event Cinemas George Street, and again on the 15th of June at 8pm at Dendy Opera Quays.