NZIFF’s highlights – One Actress: Nina Hoss

Nina Hoss is one of the finest contemporary German actresses. She masters her role in German thriller Phoenix, another collaboration with Director Christian Petzold. The acclaimed director-actor duo worked for the 5th time together. If you discovered or rediscovered her talent in the New Zealand International Film Festival this year, you may be would like to…

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NZIFF’s highlights – One soundtrack: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Frodo produced a horror romance movie that rocks! The first feature film of Iranian-American film director Ana Lily Amirpour (produced within others by Elijah Wood) is a film at the edge of two cultures and of several artistic influences. A soundtrack made up of middle-eastern, occidental and hybrid tracks illustrates this dual identity. Indefinable cinematic…

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NZIFF’s highlights – One screening: New Zealand’s Best Short Films

Kiwi director Christine Jeffs (Sunshine Cleaning, Sylvia, Rain) chose successfully six finalists from a shortlist selected by New Zealand International Film Festival programmers Bill Gosden and Michael McDonnell from 75 submissions. I already wrote it in my half-time report that I was very impressed by the quality of the New Zealand’s Best Short Films I…

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