UTU: a Major Kiwi Film

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It’s impossible to speak about NZ cinema without mentioning Utu, Geoff Murphy’s film from 1983. This motion picture is now a landmark & reference in Kiwi Film history. First New-Zealander superproduction, it is also the first kiwi motion feature selected in the Cannes Film Festival. It narrates the fictional story of Māori Chief “Te Wheke” –…

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NZIFF gets off to a great start!

Last Thursday, The New Zealand International Film Festival unveiled its Wellington line-up by showing Best of Enemies, a very good documentary based on archival footage. With such a start, film lovers can’t wait to see the fine-selected films NZIFF promises us! Expectations are high! Risky film choice Indeed, the NZIFF came out of its cave…

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