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: Halftime report

It’s a windy Sunday in Welly. The sun is too shy to show its face.  It’s high time for me to tell you how I’ve been experiencing the NZIFF so far. I’ve shared my views daily on Facebook and Twitter (you’re more than welcome to follow me there! “whensallymetwelly” –  it’s easy to find me) […]

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@NZIFF: Phoenix – Masterpiece of German Cinema

Before investigating Belgian and Kiwi films, German cinema is my first love. I’ve been obsessed by R.W.Fassbinder’s melodramas, enchanted by Schygulla’s and Barbara Sukowa’s performances, devastated by Germany, Pale Mother, more than charmed by Akin’s most famous films… I couldn’t resist seeing Petzold’s new feature film at the NZIFF, and it was a good thing: […]

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Behind the Scenes: Volunteering for the NZIFF

Two days to go before the start of Wellington’s New Zealand International Film Festival! Today was my last day of volunteering for the NZIFF head office. Here is a brief summary of my experience. Welcome in the NZIFF head office! Situated in the Embassy building itself –the cinema that Peter Jackson chose for his latest […]

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Happy Bastille Day from Welly!

It’s winter and it’s fresh on Wellington Harbour. Everybody is working and nobody enjoys the summer heat, that’s for sure! – And yet, we’re on the 14th of July. I cannot believe that’s French National Day, nor that I’m celebrating it!  It’s well known that when you’re an expat, you’re feeling either free from anything […]

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