'Coraline' off to Sydney


Henry Selick's "Coraline" will be the first stereoscopic 3-D film to screen at the Sydney Film Festival. The gothic fairy tale was one of four titles unveiled Wednesday for the fest's second competitive section, which runs June 3-14.

Also set for competition are Steve Jacobs' "Disgrace" (Australia), Gustave de Kervern and Benoit Delepine's "Louise-Michel" (France) and Sebastian Silva's "The Maid" (Chile).

Festival director Clare Stewart said the official competition will provide "a glamorous and stimulating focus for the festival."

The remaining eight films in competition will be unveiled May 13 with the full lineup.