NZIFF Booklet

Films by Must See

Staff Picks: Collette Wright

I am so happy to be a part of NZIFF 2016, what better excuse to watch and discuss films all day?
With such an eclectic mix it’s been a tough choice, but the strong presence of women both in front of and behind the camera this year is a real highlight, as reflected in my staff picks.

The Clan

El Clan

Pablo Trapero

Delivered with muscularity and verve, Pablo Trapero’s 80s true crime drama unravels the exploits of a well-connected Buenos Aires businessman and his rugby-star son and their ruthless kidnapping and ransom operation.



Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent

In ten countries around the world this stimulating French doco (and box office hit) finds concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges in agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance.