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Staff Picks: Poppy Granger

After being chosen for an NZIFF internship in 2015 I couldn’t quite believe it!

I commuted down to Wellington for the duration of the 3 months. Although the travelling made it tiring at times, there was no doubt in my mind how much I wanted to be there. Some days I would pinch myself, and think "am I really surrounded by the most amazing films and people all day!? can this be real!”. I am looking forward to planning what will be a very long list of must see films this year

The Wolfpack

Crystal Moselle

In this stranger-than-fiction doco, we meet six brothers who have spent their entire lives locked by their father into their Manhattan apartment – where they watch movies obsessively and film their own ingenious re-enactments.

Embrace of the Serpent

El abrazo de la serpiente

Ciro Guerra

A lone shaman inducts two European ethnographers into the mysteries of the Amazon in this breathtakingly photographed tale of exploration, vividly reimagined from the indigenous point of view.

The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) casts Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly and Léa Seydoux in a surreal English-language fable set in a world where singles are forced to couple up or be turned into animals.


Sean Baker

Shot on iPhone and looking fantastic, Sean Baker’s R-rated comedy storms the streets, doughnut shops, brothels and clubs of West Hollywood as two transgender BFFs hunt down the ‘bitch’ who did them wrong.