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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The Polar Express

Sunday 12 December 2021

10:00 AM

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe • Rated G • 1h 40m

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It's A Wonderful Life

Sunday 12 December 2021

12:30 PM

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years • Rated PG • 2h 10m

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Love Actually

Sunday 12 December 2021

3:30 PM

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary • Rated M • 2h 9m

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