If you are having trouble deciding what to watch this NZIFF, here's a trusty list of staff reccommendations to help you along.
- BILL GOSDEN - Festival Director
- SHARON BYRNE - General Manager
- REBECCA McMILLAN - Wellington Publicist
- CHRIS TSE - Publications Coordinator
- ROSHNI PRABHU - Online Content Coordinator
- CATHERINE SWALLOW - Outreach Coordinator
- SANDRA REID - Programmer
- MICHAEL McDONNELL - Assistant Programmer
- JULE HARTUNG - Content Manager
- HAYDEN ELLIS - Materials & Contents Assistant
- KATY STEPHENSON - Management Assistant (Wellington)
- DAVID NICOLL - Outreach Intern
- JENNA SARZOTTI - Publicity Assistant Intern
BILL GOSDEN - Festival Director
As the man who’s seen everything I award myself the right to nominate three times as many as everyone else. I’d happily make it twice as many.
Top Films Seen
2 Autumns 3 Winters, Antarctica: A Year on Ice, The Act of Killing, Gardening with Soul, Museum Hours, North by Northwest, Stranger by the Lake, Stories We Tell, Utu Redux, Wadjda, Which Way is the Front Line From Here?
The man who’s seen everything did not go to Cannes.
Films I'm Looking Forward To
SHARON BYRNE - General Manager
REBECCA McMILLAN - Wellington Publicist
TOP FIVE SEEN
AMAZING imagery. Do not miss the giant screen experience for this film. (I’m serious about those CAPS)
This film continues to impact on me. I’m so grateful to have witnessed the support network that Kevin’s family provides. Inspiring stuff.
Frances doesn’t want to get serious and grow up. She might be frustrating but I guarantee she’ll resonate with anyone in their 20s and early 30s.
Tim Hetherington’s approach to life and work is/was inspirational. Anyone with an interest in photography/media should see this film.
Talk about armchair tourism! A fascinating peek into another culture, shot with perfection by David Katznelson (cinematographer for Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones)
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING (ok I managed to cut it down to seven)
Gorgeous performances, the gorgeous costumes, the gorgeous cinematography. Gorgeous Giselle
Elijah goes bad!
More from Brit Marling. Her previous NZIFF titles Sound of My Voice and Another Earth were memorable NZIFF viewings. Oh and it stars Alexander Skarsgard
More from Clio Barnard. The Arbor was so fresh, and remains so vivid for me, I can’t wait to see her take on this Oscar Wilde fairytale
High school romance film? From the writers of (500) Days of Summer? Sold.
NICK PARIS - Christchurch Publicist
CHRIS TSE - Publications Coordinator
ROSHNI PRABHU - Online Content Coordinator
CATHERINE SWALLOW - Outreach Coordinator
SANDRA REID - Programmer
Riveting films that had a powerful effect:
and 5++ that were also very rewarding, in quite different ways:
I am looking forward to:
Utu Redux (and the other New Zealand works I've not seen)
Plus a whole heap more...