Gone With The Wind

Sunday 14 November 2021

1:00 PM

The epic tale of a woman's life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America's history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta; from her first love whom she has always desired to three husbands; from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty; from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life. PG.3h 58m (with 20 minute intermission)

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Strangers On A Train

Sunday 14 November 2021

6:30 PM

In Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his trampy wife's refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed senator's daughter Anne (Ruth Roman). He strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and unwittingly sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Psychopathic Bruno kills Guy's wife, then urges Guy to reciprocate by killing Bruno's father. Meanwhile, Guy is murder suspect number one. M 1h 41m

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NZIFF: One Second

Thursday 18 November 2021

6:30 PM

One of China’s premier filmmakers delivers his love letter to cinema, set during the Cultural Revolution of his youth. Warm, funny and (despite rumoured political censorship) surprisingly sharp-edged. / China • In Mandarin with English subtitles 104 minutes

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NZIFF: Bergman Island

Friday 19 November 2021

3:30 PM

A filmmaking couple navigate love, recognition and Ingmar Bergman in Mia Hansen-Løve's triple-layered Cannes darling, a serene and self-reflective ode to film and storytelling. / France/Sweden • In English 113 minutes / Rated M / sex scenes, offensive language & nudity

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NZIFF: Undine

Friday 19 November 2021

6:15 PM

This captivating tale of fated lovers, drawing on myth and fantasy, is also a love song to Berlin. / Germany • In German with English subtitles 91 minutes • Rated M / violence & sex scenes

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NZIFF: The Drover's Wife: Legend of Molly Johnson

Friday 19 November 2021

8:30 PM

An impassioned film with an unflinching Indigenous and feminist perspective. / Australia • In English 104 minutes • Rated M / Domestic violence, sexual violence & offensive language

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NZIFF: Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra

Saturday 20 November 2021

1:00 PM

The unique power of Australia’s Bangarra Dance Theatre, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts organisation, fuels this artful documentary by Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin / Australia • In English 101 minutes • Rated M offensive language

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NZIFF: Fiona Clark: Unafraid

Saturday 20 November 2021

3:30 PM

Photographer Fiona Clark shocked 1970s New Zealand with her documentary images of Auckland’s burgeoning queer scene. The pictures they tried to ban were just the beginning for one of Aotearoa's photography greats. / New Zealand • In English 82 minutes

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NZIFF: Flee

Saturday 20 November 2021

5:45 PM

A thrilling tale of resilience, Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner Flee is just as interested in the quiet toll trauma takes on survivors as it is the extraordinary acts that ensured their survival. / Denmark • In Danish, English, Farsi, Russian and Swedish with English subtitles 83 minutes • Rated M offensive language

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NZIFF: Titane

Saturday 20 November 2021

8:00 PM

Wild, outrageous, unruly, hallucinatory, body/machine-modification-run-amok, masterful, cartoonish, genre- and gender-bending Titane was awarded the 2021 Palme d’Or, only the second time in Cannes Film Festival history that a woman director has received the accolade. / France • In French with English subtitles 108 minutes • film awaiting NZ Classification rating

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NZIFF: Patu!

Sunday 21 November 2021

1:00 PM

"Patu! is the definitive film of the 1981 Springbok tour protests, a technically complex piece of guerrilla filmmaking that explicitly connects apartheid abroad and racism at home. Newly preserved by Nga Taonga Sound & Vision. / New Zealand • In English 113 minutes • PG

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NZIFF: The Truffle Hunters

Sunday 21 November 2021

3:30 PM

A love letter to a rapidly vanishing world: this gentle documentary follows a handful of elderly men who, with their beloved dogs, comb the forests of Northern Italy on the hunt for a rare culinary delicacy. / Italy/USA • In Italian with English subtitles 84 minutes

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NZIFF: Bergman Island

Sunday 21 November 2021

5:45 PM

A filmmaking couple navigate love, recognition and Ingmar Bergman in Mia Hansen-Løve's triple-layered Cannes darling, a serene and self-reflective ode to film and storytelling. / France/Sweden • In English 113 minutes / Rated M / sex scenes, offensive language & nudity

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NZIFF: Night of the Kings

Sunday 21 November 2021

8:30 PM

If a young man cannot command an inmate-run prison with his storytelling, his first night behind bars promises to be his last in this lush, striking and unexpected tale that blends magical realism with current affairs. / Côte d'Ivoire • In Dyula and French with English subtitles 93 minutes • Rated M for violence, offensive language & nudity

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NZIFF: Fiona Clark: Unafraid

Monday 22 November 2021

6:15 PM

Photographer Fiona Clark shocked 1970s New Zealand with her documentary images of Auckland’s burgeoning queer scene. The pictures they tried to ban were just the beginning for one of Aotearoa's photography greats. / New Zealand • In English 82 minutes

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NZIFF: President

Monday 22 November 2021

8:30 PM

Moving with the breathless intensity of a political thriller, this disturbing document of potential voter fraud in the 2018 Zimbabwe election is elevated by astonishing access to key players behind-the-scenes. / Denmark • In English and Shona with English subtitles 116 minutes

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NZIFF: Compartment No.6

Tuesday 23 November 2021

6:00 PM

Two strangers connect in the intimate confines of a train compartment in Juho Kuosmanen’s arresting sophomore feature. / Finland/Russia • In Finnish and Russian with English subtitles 107 minutes • M for offensive language

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NZIFF: One Second

Tuesday 23 November 2021

8:30 PM

One of China’s premier filmmakers delivers his love letter to cinema, set during the Cultural Revolution of his youth. Warm, funny and (despite rumoured political censorship) surprisingly sharp-edged. / China • In Mandarin with English subtitles 104 minutes •

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NZIFF: Nowhere Special

Wednesday 24 November 2021

6:15 PM

After learning he only has months to live, a working-class father reckons with guilt and grief as he searches for a replacement family for his young son. / UK • In English 96 minutes • M for offensive language

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NZIFF: Undine

Wednesday 24 November 2021

8:30 PM

This captivating tale of fated lovers, drawing on myth and fantasy, is also a love song to Berlin. / Germany • In German with English subtitles 91 minutes • Rated M / violence & sex scenes

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NZIFF: Happening

Thursday 25 November 2021

3:45 PM

Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival, Happening is a powerful and timely abortion drama, executed precisely by director Audrey Diwan. / France • In French with English subtitles 100 minutes • Rated R16 for sex scenes, nudity, cruelty & content that may disturb

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NZIFF: Limbo

Thursday 25 November 2021

6:15 PM

Melancholic, atmospheric and heartfelt, Ben Sharrock’s feature exploring immigrants awaiting asylum eschews conventional approaches to stories of the modern refugee crisis to create something profound and surprising. / UK • In Arabic and English with English subtitles 104 minutes • Rated M for offensive language

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NZIFF: Swan Song

Thursday 25 November 2021

8:45 PM

The Liberace of Sandusky emerges from retirement for one last day in the sun – and one final night on stage – in a knock-out turn by Udo Kier / USA • In English 106 minutes • Rated M for Offensive language & sexual references

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NZIFF: Titane

Friday 26 November 2021

3:30 PM

Wild, outrageous, unruly, hallucinatory, body/machine-modification-run-amok, masterful, cartoonish, genre- and gender-bending Titane was awarded the 2021 Palme d’Or, only the second time in Cannes Film Festival history that a woman director has received the accolade. / France • In French with English subtitles 108 minutes • film awaiting NZ Classification rating

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NZIFF: Rosa's Wedding

Friday 26 November 2021

6:15 PM

A tonic for the nerves, Rosa’s Wedding is an uplifting and spirited ode to loving thyself, drenched in the dreamy seaside sunshine of the Costa del Azahar. / Spain • In Spanish with English subtitles 99 minutes • Rated M for offensive language

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NZIFF: Happening

Friday 26 November 2021

8:45 PM

Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival, Happening is a powerful and timely abortion drama, executed precisely by director Audrey Diwan. / France • In French with English subtitles 100 minutes • Rated R16 for sex scenes, nudity, cruelty & content that may disturb

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NZIFF: New Zealand's Best 2021

Saturday 27 November 2021

1:00 PM

Check out the year’s best New Zealand short films as chosen by this year’s guest selector, Kerry Fox, from a total of 117 submitted entries. 93 minutes NZ Classification TBC

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NZIFF: My Salinger Year

Saturday 27 November 2021

3:15 PM

Based on the 2014 memoir, My Salinger Year is The Devil Wears Prada for the literary world, a young woman’s coming of age as she balances her writing ambitions with her new job at a major New York City literary agency. / Canada • In English 101 minutes • Rated M for offensive language & sexual references

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NZIFF: A Hero

Saturday 27 November 2021

5:45 PM

Set against the vibrant backdrop of urban Shiraz, an affable but desperate prisoner is almost undone by a ‘selfless’ gesture that goes viral. / Iran • In Farsi with English subtitles 127 minutes • Rated M for suicide references

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NZIFF: Riders of Justice

Saturday 27 November 2021

8:30 PM

Recently widowed and grieving, army officer Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) proves vengeance is a dish best served bold in this dark — and comic — take on the revenge thriller from Oscar-winning Dane, Anders Thomas Jensen./ Denmark • In Danish with English subtitles 116 minutes • Rated M for Violence, offensive language and sexual material

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NZIFF: Written on the Wind

Sunday 28 November 2021

1:00 PM

Our Bill Gosden tribute wouldn’t be complete without a wall-to-wall Technicolor classic. Bill’s love of early cinema, vibrant studio-era musicals, and frankly anything starring Elvis could be felt throughout his retrospective programming, not least in the carefully curated Live Cinema events he looked forward to most./ USA • In English 99 minutes • Rated R16

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NZIFF: River

Sunday 28 November 2021

3:30 PM

Let this exultant ode to the life-sustaining waterways that criss-cross our planet wash over you, captured in jaw-dropping imagery by Mountain director Jennifer Peedom. / Australia • In English 76 minutes

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NZIFF: Mass

Sunday 28 November 2021

5:30 PM

Fran Kranz’s highly accomplished debut feature takes an unflinching look at the endemic horror of school shootings in America and their lingering scars, through the eyes of the parents of the perpetrator and his victim./ USA • In English 110 minutes • NZ Classification TBC

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NZIFF: Memoria

Sunday 28 November 2021

8:00 PM

Follow Tilda Swinton on a strange supernatural journey into the Colombian jungle, in this hypnotic new film from the director of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Cemetery of Splendour. / Colombia/Thailand • In English and Spanish with English subtitles 136 minutes • NZ Classification TBC

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NZIFF: Gagarine

Monday 29 November 2021

6:00 PM

A soon-to-be-demolished social housing estate, named after Yuri Gagarin, in the Parisian banlieue provides the earthly anchor for weightless flights of fancy in this wondrous and moving debut feature. / France • In French with English subtitles 99 minutes • Rated M for drug use & offensive language

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NZIFF: Signed, Theo Schoon

Monday 29 November 2021

8:30 PM

Tracing the story of one of our more complex characters, this layered portrait re-examines the exploits of influential outsider, Dutch immigrant artist Theo Schoon, told in his own words and through first-hand accounts. / New Zealand • In English 100 minutes

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NZIFF: Language Lessons

Tuesday 30 November 2021

6:15 PM

Two strangers explore the pleasures and pitfalls of platonic friendship while bonding over online Spanish lessons in this intimate, expressive drama shot during lockdown over video-chat calls. / USA • In English and Spanish with English subtitles 92 minutes • Rated M for offensive language

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NZIFF: Flee

Tuesday 30 November 2021

8:30 PM

A thrilling tale of resilience, Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner Flee is just as interested in the quiet toll trauma takes on survivors as it is the extraordinary acts that ensured their survival. / Denmark • In Danish, English, Farsi, Russian and Swedish with English subtitles 83 minutes • Rated M offensive language

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NZIFF: After Love

Wednesday 1 December 2021

6:15 PM

Deception abounds in this nuanced portrait of lies and loss when a middle-aged woman discovers her recently deceased husband led another life in France, contradictory to the pious Muslim home they built together in England. / UK • In English, French and Urdu with English subtitles 89 minutes • Rated M for offensive language

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NZIFF: Dear Comrades!

Wednesday 1 December 2021

8:30 PM

Andrey Konchalovsky’s tense political drama, a Venice prize-winner beautifully shot and rich with historical detail, tells the story of an infamous 1962 Soviet massacre and its attempted cover-up. / Russia • In Russian with English subtitles 121 minutes • B&W/DCP • Rated M for violence, nudity, offensive language & content that may disturb

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NZIFF: Milked

Thursday 2 December 2021

4:00 PM

The biggest player in the New Zealand economy is put on notice in this spirited documentary that sees a young activist from rural Northland go up against the powerful dairy industry. / New Zealand • In English 90 minutes

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NZIFF: There Is No I In Threesome

Thursday 2 December 2021

6:15 PM

In love, newly engaged and maintaining a long-distance relationship, director Jan Oliver Lucks and his fiancée decide to throw traditional rules out the window by opening up their relationship before they tie the knot. / New Zealand • In English 87 minutes • Rated R16 for nudity, offensive language & sexual content

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NZIFF: Nitram

Thursday 2 December 2021

8:30 PM

The first Australian film featured in Cannes’ Official Selection in a decade, Justin Kurzel’s disturbing dive into the tormented mind and soul of a mass-shooter is bolstered by four remarkable lead performances. / Australia • In English 112 minutes • Rated M for violence, offensive language, drug use & content that may disturb

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NZIFF: Quo Vadis, Aida?

Friday 3 December 2021

3:45 PM

This pressure-cooker Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film puts viewers on the frontlines of an impending massacre in the Bosnian genocide – with harrowing power. / Bosnia and Herzegovina • In Bosnian, Dutch, English and Serbian with English subtitles 105 minutes • Rated M for violence & offensive language

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NZIFF: I'm Your Man

Friday 3 December 2021

6:15 PM

An archaeologist reluctantly agrees to test-run a humanoid love robot programmed to fulfil her desires in this poignant comedy starring Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. / Germany • In German with English subtitles 100 minutes • Rated M for sex scenes, sexual references & offensive language

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NZIFF: Summer of 85

Friday 3 December 2021

8:45 PM

This queer coming-of-age romance combines all the sensuality of François Ozon’s best with the infectious energy of a CW drama and how meeting one person can open you up and change the trajectory of your life. / France • In English and French with English subtitles 101 minutes • Rated M for suicide references, nudity & offensive language

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NZIFF: Milked

Saturday 4 December 2021

1:00 PM

The biggest player in the New Zealand economy is put on notice in this spirited documentary that sees a young activist from rural Northland go up against the powerful dairy industry. / New Zealand • In English 90 minutes

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NZIFF: Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika Shorts 2021

Saturday 4 December 2021

3:15 PM

Our premium collection of Maori and Pasifika short films from the gifted storytellers of Moana-nui-a-kiwa. / 74 minutes NZ Classification TBC

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NZIFF: Quo Vadis, Aida?

Saturday 4 December 2021

5:15 PM

This pressure-cooker Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film puts viewers on the frontlines of an impending massacre in the Bosnian genocide – with harrowing power. / Bosnia and Herzegovina • In Bosnian, Dutch, English and Serbian with English subtitles 105 minutes • Rated M for violence & offensive language

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NZIFF: Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacG

Saturday 4 December 2021

7:45 PM

Documentarian Julien Temple explores the close ties between Shane MacGowan, Ireland’s beloved punk poet, and his home country’s tumultuous history. / Ireland/UK/USA • In English 124 minutes • Rated R16 for violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material.

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NZIFF: Who We Are A Chronicle of Racism in America

Sunday 5 December 2021

1:00 PM

Equipped with keen intelligence and a big heart, lawyer Jeffery Robinson educates and challenges in equal measure, giving voice to the silenced and seeking acceptance of racist realities in pursuit of lasting change. / USA • In English 118 minutes • Rated M content may disturb

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NZIFF: Signed, Theo Schoon

Sunday 5 December 2021

3:45 PM

Tracing the story of one of our more complex characters, this layered portrait re-examines the exploits of influential outsider, Dutch immigrant artist Theo Schoon, told in his own words and through first-hand accounts. / New Zealand • In English 100 minutes

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NZIFF: Hit the Road

Sunday 5 December 2021

6:15 PM

Debut director Panah Panahi’s stunning Iranian road movie wowed critics at Cannes with its rich emotional nuance and sly political critique. / Iran • In Farsi with English subtitles 93 minutes • Rated M offensive language

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NZIFF: Paris, 13th District

Sunday 5 December 2021

8:30 PM

Jacques Audiard’s charming exploration of the tangled work and love lives of three young Parisians is a beautifully-crafted love letter to the classics of French New Wave. / France • In French and Mandarin with English subtitles 104 minutes • B&W/DCP • Rated R16 sex scenes, nudity, drug use & offensive language

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