@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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NZIFF Panel Discussion at the Paramount

Tom Webb (moderator): “Do you agree with this statement: A documentary filmmaker has the duty to tell the truth?” Margot Nash: “Yes, ethically, we must try. But in the end, this film is my truth. My sister would have a totally different way of telling it.” Costa Botes: “There is a difference between telling facts […]

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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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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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