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Direct from Cannes Films Confirmed for NZIFF 2016

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Direct from Cannes Films Confirmed for NZIFF 2016
I, Daniel Blake

The confirmed films from Cannes are:

In Competition

I, Daniel Blake (Palme d’Or winner for Ken Loach)
This often funny and ultimately intensely moving tale of the friendship between an out-of-work Newcastle carpenter and a young single mother won for Britain’s Ken Loach a second Palme d’Or for Best Film at Cannes this year.

Paterson
Jim Jarmusch’s beautifully calibrated ode to art and ordinariness stars Adam Driver as a New Jersey bus driver who writes poetry in his downtime and Golshifteh Farahani as his cupcake chef wife.

Un Certain Regard

The Dancer
French singer Soko and Lily-Rose Depp star in this exquisitely dressed, spectacularly danced drama inspired by the true story of two rival pioneers of modern dance in late 19th-century Paris.

The Red Turtle (Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize)
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.

Directors’ Fortnight

Like Crazy
“This high-energy romp is a superb showcase for its two lead actresses as they impetuously extend a group outing from the residential clinic into a two-character outlaw adventure.” — Lisa Nesselson, Screendaily

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