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Wellington Film Society's Picks of NZIFF 2015

The votes have been tallied and the Wellington Film Society Committee have made their picks for "Film of the Festival".

Once the votes were tallied, they had a clear top film of the Festival, that being Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence. The list of their Top 10 (which has become a Top 12 due to a 6-way tie for 7th) is as follows:

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 Look of Silence


Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer follows his extraordinary The Act of Killing with an equally revelatory documentary in which boastful perpetrators of Indonesia’s 1965 massacres are confronted by the brother of one of their victims.


Christian Petzold

The director and riveting star of Barbara reunite for another moving film noir-inflected tale of love and profound suspicion, this time set amidst the reconstruction of Berlin in the immediate aftermath of WWII.


Sebastian Schipper

An after-midnight flirtation on the streets of Berlin gets thrillingly side-tracked by another chase entirely. Filmed in a single real-time take, it’s an edit-free pièce de résistance of acting, directing and mobile camerawork.