Simon Morris applauds the number of New Zealand films this year, but wonders if they’re hedging their bets too much.
The Changeover is a New Zealand film with lots of promise – a book by Margaret Mahy, stars including Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Spall and Lucy Lawless – and directing couple Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie.
Flatliners is a remake of the old Julia Roberts-Keifer Sutherland thriller of the Nineties. This time round, it stars Ellen Page and Diego Luna.
And Lady Macbeth – another hit from the Film Festival – is described as “Wuthering Heights as directed by Alfred Hitchcock”! Starring the riveting Florence Pugh.
7:30 PM.Simon Morris checks out the new New Zealand film The Changeover, starring Timothy Spall and based on a Margaret Mahy book. He also looks at the remake of the '90s hit Flatliners and another NZIFF… Read moreVideo, Audio
7:31 PM.The Changeover is a New Zealand film with lots of promise based a book by Margaret Mahy. Its stars include Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Spall and Lucy Lawless and it's directed by Miranda Harcourt and… Read moreVideo, Audio