NZIFF Booklet

Films by Must See

Wellington Film Society

As always, there's a wide range of cinema tastes across the Wellington Film Society Committee, so our choices reflect those myriad views. We think these are a great appetizer into what is a sumptuous feast of film. Naturally we hope as many people as possible get along to see Tarkovsky's Stalker in its fantastic new restoration and we're enormously proud to be co-presenting this with NZIFF. At the other end of the spectrum, we can't recommend Multiple Maniacs enough, from the "Pope of Trash", John Waters. And we're all excited to see the feature debut from one of our own committee members, Nic Gorman, with his film Human Traces. We hope our list inspires you to dive in and take a chance on what could be your new cinema awakening.

Faces Places

Visages villages

Agnès Varda, JR

In this utterly charming documentary, octogenarian French director Agnès Varda takes to the road with the young photo-muralist JR, creating artworks, looking up old friends and finding new ones.

The Lost City of Z

James Gray

Charlie Hunnam makes a commanding flawed hero as British Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett in a sweeping giant screen epic, filmed with rare intelligence by writer/director James Gray. With Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson.



Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) won the Cannes Jury Prize for his stark and gripping tale of a divorcing couple caught in a missing-child procedural.

The Party

Sally Potter

“This sketch of an ambitious Westminster politician and dinner-party hostess (Kristin Scott Thomas), whose life comes spectacularly apart before the canapés are even served, is a consummate drawing-room divertissement, played with relish by a dream ensemble.” — Guy Lodge, Variety