The “sneak peek” announcement follows last month’s news that the previously biennial Film Festival is set to become an annual event, with a behind-the-scene documentary about rock band The Angels opening this year’s festival on October 19.

“As AFF prepares for its first annual program in 2022, it’s with great excitement that we announce these five films,” festival CEO and creative director Mat Kesting said in a statement today.

“This selection of international festival hits and home-grown cinema are five films for cinema lovers not to miss and are a taste of the incredible full program we will announce on September 12.”

Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness, which won the Palme d’Or prize for best film at the 2022 Cannes International Film Festival, sees Woody Harrelson play an alcoholic Marxist captain on a luxury cruise for the super-rich where everything goes wrong.

While Triangle of Sadness reportedly received an eight-minute standing ovation at Cannes, the satire on celebrity culture divided film writers. One five-star review by a BBC commentator lauded its “shrewd political comedy” and concluded it has “enough rage and riotous abandon to compensate for its lack of subtlety”, while a critic writing in The Guardian declared it was heavy-handed and “dismayingly deficient in genuine laughs”.

Two other international films bound for the Film Festival – and set to screen as part of a Special Presentations Program at new venue partner the Capri Theatre – are the British-American nostalgic drama Aftersun, featuring Normal People star Paul Mescal, and My Policeman, a British film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts which will have its Australian premiere in Adelaide.

My Policeman stars singer Harry Styles in his first major film role. He plays policeman Tom, who becomes embroiled in a love triangle in 1950s Brighton when he falls for a curator named Patrick while in a relationship with a woman, Marion, whom he later marries.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Styles said that to him the film – set in a time when same-sex relationships were illegal – is “about love and about wasted time”. The cast includes Emma Corrin (The Crown) as Marion, and Linus Roache and Rupert Everett as the older Tom and Patrick.

South Australian Sean Lahiff ­– who has worked as an editor on films including Wolf Creek 2, I Am Mother, Cargo and 2020 AFF opening night film 2067 – makes his directorial debut with Carnifex, an environmental horror/thriller that received production funding from the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and was shot in SA.

Carnifex follows an aspiring documentary maker and two conservationists who travel into the Australian outback to track animals displaced by bushfires but end up discovering a “terrifying species” that tracks them instead.

Another Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund film set to premiere at the festival is The Last Daughter, in which Wiradjuri woman and emerging film director Brenda Matthews embarks on a mission to unearth the truth about her past.

The 2022 Adelaide Film Festival will run from October 19-30, with the full program to be released on September 12.

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