Our First Film Announcements for 2019

High Life

We are delighted to reveal the first films from our highly anticipated 2019 programme, which will screen in Hamilton from 21 August.  

Our early announcement is a melange of styles and subjects. A space odyssey starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, a Lord of the Files-style thriller from Colombia, and a deep dive into New Zealand’s flourishing wine industry feature in the line-up.

 We present our first five films for the 2019 programme:


High Life

A forbidding spaceship carrying death row inmates hurtles towards oblivion in Claire Denis’s long-awaited, intensely hypnotic sci-fi opus. “Denis reorients the sci-fi genre around bodies, babies, and black holes in her masterfully mystifying event-horizon nightmare.” — Jessica Kiang, Variety

Read more about High Life.



Like Lord of the Flies by way of Yorgos Lanthimos, this bold, bizarro Sundance sensation takes the feral power struggles of youth gone wild to the misty mountains and lush jungles of Colombia. “Nothing short of an aesthete’s dream; a film crammed with visual bravado that… echoes Kubrick, Malick, and Coppola’s Apocalypse Now.” — Rory O’Connor, Cinevue

Read more about Monos.


A Seat at the Table

Savour 100 minutes of eye-popping camera work, picturesque vineyards and gratuitous grape-fondling shots in this glorious toast to the talent and the stories behind New Zealand’s world-famous wine industry. “If there’s one thing I’d love audiences to come away with, it’s a feeling that they have seen the definitive New Zealand wine story benchmarked against some of the greatest producers in the world.” — David Nash

Read more about A Seat at the Table.


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