After running an art house cinema in Amsterdam, it’s great to be back in the film industry, especially now it’s on the other side of the globe. Wellington is absolutely lovely and I can’t wait for the festival to inundate the city with the best cinema has to offer.
To me, the power of film lies in its ability to teleport you to a setting unknown, ready for you to be explored. The titles on my list invite you into the family life of 1950's Tokyo, the clever mind of philosopher Hannah Arendt and sensual, bull-riding Brazil. Listen to a world without sight, time travel to future Hong Kong, or go back to Central Park in the era that running was still frowned upon, especially when done by women. Happy visual travelling!