@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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Close-up: Interview with Poppy and Cianna – Interns for New Zealand International Film Festival

If you don’t know them already, let me introduce you to Cianna Canning and Poppy Granger, interns for New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF). Both are young passionate women determined to enter the film industry more than ever! They tell me about their love for cinema, their experience at the NZIFF and  Kiwi popcorn. Where…

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