This year for our 20th Live Cinema screening we’re celebrating the 120th birthday of Alfred Hitchcock with his moody 1927 thriller The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog. The acclaimed Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra once again leads this annual special event at The Civic, with Peter Scholes conducting Neil Brand’s spine-tingling new score. Tickets go on sale from Thursday 6 June.
Our first Live Cinema Hitchcock presentation since Blackmail in 2012, The Lodger finds the young master of suspense cementing his status as one of cinema’s heavyweights with a film that pops with the signature themes of his all-time classics. Centred on an innocent man on the run and shrouded in rich atmosphere and erotic obsession, this is the “the first true Hitchcock movie” according to the iconic filmmaker himself.
Presented in a dazzling 2K restoration by the British Film Institute, The Lodger screens for one-night only at The Civic on Sunday 4 August, 6.15pm.
See full details here:The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Tickets are on sale from Thursday 6th June. Mark it in your diaries in ineradicable ink: this is sure to be an unmissable evening.
The record-breaking La Flor
A decade in the making and the longest film NZIFF has ever programmed, we’re thrilled to announce a special presentation of Mariano Llinás’ 14-hour epic La Flor. Screening in three parts and across six episodes, this landmark Argentinian film spans multiple genres, languages and destinations, and stars four outstanding actresses, playing myriad roles, who hold the screen from start to finish.
Among the many encounters in La Flor’s sprawling narrative, a cursed mummy attacks a team of scientists, an estranged musical couple reunite to record another hit ballad, a secret society schemes over the elixir of youth, and an outfit of secret agents awaits a showdown with rival assassins.
“La Flor is ambitious and risky, and quite unlike anything we’ve ever screened in the film festival before,” said NZIFF Programme Manager Michael McDonnell.
Screening dates and details for La Flor are still to be confirmed.
NZIFF + Elemental Festival
This year we are also proud to be part of Auckland’s winter festival Elemental AKL and we are partnering with Elliott Stables to bring together ethnic and local cuisine with international and homegrown cinema. NZIFF ticketholders can show any NZIFF 2019 ticket at any restaurant in the Elliott Stables dining village to receive a 10 per cent discount off their meal during the NZIFF season.