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The 1999 Sydney Film Festival.
There's always value to found in what is essentially Sydney's most important cinema event. Over two weeks, the totocrew attended an average of five films a day, publishing three reviews a night, to provide the most comprehensive independent coverage of the festival's films, forums, filmmakers and retrospectives. It was a marathon of film journalism, and it's all here for your reading and listening pleasure.

The 1999 French Film Festival.
FFF99 brought record crowds and new stars. Toto tracked down two of the players so you can get down get in, get on with it, even if you weren't there. Natacha Regnier won joint best actress at Cannes, for her performance in the Dreamlife of Angels. Benoit Magimel appeared in La Haine and was here promoting A Minute of Silence. Also worth a read, is our writeup of Claude Chabrol's The Colour of Lies and Isabelle Huppert in The School of Flesh.

The Hong Kong Film Festival
Highlights of and reflections on a robust cinema of migration, a write-up of the HK retrospective held in Sydney.

The 1998 Sydney Film Festival
Why you should have been there and what you missed. A write-up of the films, forums and filmmakers, with a focus on the Asian films and amazing African retrospective.

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