NZIFF Booklet

Films by Must See

Staff Picks: Kailey Carruthers

There's no denying that this year's line-up doesn't leave much room for anything but a heavy cinema-based diet of Cannes titles, Incredibly Strange adventures and as many films by women that I can fit into my schedule.

A shortened version of my ever-growing wishlist, these titles are firmly parked in my 'unmissable' selection.

The Red Turtle

La Tortue rouge

Michael Dudok de Wit

Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production is a ravishing castaway fable that combines beauty, mystery, drama and heartbreak – with not a word spoken. It’s a triumph for animator Michael Dudok de Wit.