Category Archives: Festivals

Gong Xi Far Tsai

Happy Chinese New Year to you Chinese and non-Chinese Sydneysiders (but especially to you Chinese ones). We Chinese are in great numbers now in Sydney … would I say too many? Not here, no … when alone and after a few ‘pick-me-ups’/’get-me-downs’, who … Continue reading

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Say ‘da’ to the Russian Resurrection Film Festival

‘[Comrades] … The impact of good Russian cinema is like no other … you participate in the experience wholly and full-bloodedly, as you would in a parachute jump,’ Bob Carr proclaimed at the first festival in 2004. Personally, I would … Continue reading

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The Royal Easter Show: royally bogan

For a $34 showlink ticket, you can turn up to see bogans of all kinds, including the emo and asian varieties. There are some bogan fashions:   A nice Ed Hardy & Mullet combo. If the food isn’t bogan, I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Sydney and the German touch: The Audi Festival of German Films

Lüneburger bakeries, Deutsche Bank, Lowenbräu, sexy BMWs … Sydney likes the German touch. And it needs more; any time, any where, any place. ‘I don’t love the way Sydney conducts it’s traffic: cars cars cars, rush rush rush,’ Klaus Krischok, … Continue reading

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