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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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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NZIFF: My Top Tips to watch French-Speaking Movies #2 Mommy

Mommy  by Xavier Dolan * Heartbreaking * What’s about? : Steve, a teenage boy suffering from ADHD is kicked out of a specialized school after having caused some important troubles. His eccentric mum, Diane – also named ironically Die – takes him back home: as soon as they’re back together, their mother-son explosive relationship starts […]

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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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