New Zealand International Film Festival 9th-26th August

by Insiders Dunedin

This annual celebration of film, presenting the latest and best films from New Zealand and around the world shows on the finest screens around the country, including Dunedin’s very own Regent and Rialto theatres. 

Check out these festival must- see’s! Full programme here: https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/

Yellow is Forbidden

Pietra Brettkelly

Kiwi director Pietra Brettkelly takes us into the opulent world of show-stopping Chinese designer Guo Pei as she prepares to make her Paris debut and seeks admission into the exclusive club of haute couture.

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/yellow-is-forbidden/

Angie

Costa Botes

Angie Meiklejohn, prominent and articulate Centrepoint survivor, is joined by her siblings in this lucid exploration of the legacy of sexual abuse, directed without a hint of sensationalism by Costa Botes.

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/angie/

Stray

Dustin Feneley

Two damaged strangers fall into a complex intimate relationship in Dustin Feneley’s beautiful and rigorous debut feature film, shot in Otago against the backdrop of the breathtaking Southern Alps.

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/stray/

Leave No Trace

Debra Granik

New Zealand actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie is mesmerising as 13-year-old Tom living off the grid with her war vet father (Ben Foster) in this haunting new film from the director of Winter’s Bone.

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/leave-no-trace/

Burning

Beoning

Lee Chang-dong

A love triangle and mystery based on a Murakami Haruki short story, Korean great Lee Chang-dong’s (Secret Sunshine,  Poetry) latest was the best-reviewed film at Cannes, an unforgettable now-or-never must-see on a giant screen.

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/burning/

Shoplifters

Manbiki kazoku

Kore-eda Hirokazu

This year’s surprise Cannes Palme d’Or winner is one of Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s finest films, about a loving, unconventional family making ends meet on the margins of Tokyo.

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/shoplifters/

Disobedience

Sebastián Lelio

Rachel Weisz stars as a black sheep drawn back to her London Orthodox Jewish home, rekindling sparks with a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) in the English-language debut of the director of Gloria and A Fantastic Woman.

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/disobedience/

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Alexandra Dean

Alexandra Dean’s debut documentary is a revelatory and entertaining portrait of an adventurous woman and talented inventor better known to the world as the embodiment of Hollywood sex and glamour.

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/dunedin/bombshell-the-hedy-lamarr-story/

Post submitted by Jane Avery

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