Films by Collection

Staff Picks: Manali Bhatia

2011 was the first year I ever attended NZIFF, while studying Film. Ever since then, the famous 10-trip pass’ has always been my ‘go-to’ to fully immerse myself in the cinematic corners of this festival. Working for NZIFF has been on my bucket list and I’m over the moon to be part of the Auckland team this year! This season, NZIFF have also adopted two new venues this year and I look forward to catching some of my Picks on the latest big screens!

Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino

This gorgeous and moving adaptation of André Aciman’s acclaimed novel, directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet as lovers in sun-kissed northern Italy.

My Life As a Courgette (Dubbed)

My Life As a Zucchini

Claude Barras

This soulful and subversive Oscar-nominated feature uses stop-motion animation to tell the story of an orphan named Courgette. From the key animator on Fantastic Mr Fox, and adapted for the screen by Girlhood’s Céline Sciamma.

The Square

Ruben Östlund

Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or, Ruben Östlund’s The Square is an astounding work of social satire centred on a Swedish art museum and a PR stunt that goes horribly wrong. Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary.