25 Jun 2015

At the Movies: New Zealand International Film Festival preview

From At The Movies, 7:30 pm on 25 June 2015
Poster for the New Zealand International Film Festival 2015.

New Zealand International Film Festival 2015 poster. Photo: New Zealand International Film Festival

Bill Gosden

NZIFF director Bill Gosden. Photo: New Zealand International Film Festival

Simon Morris previews the New Zealand International Film Festival with festival director, Bill Gosden, who picks out some highlights, some headline-grabbers and some personal favourites from the 150-plus titles on offer.

It’s a strong year for documentaries, and also from winners at the big overseas festivals – Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Sundance.

Dramas, documentaries, music specials and a strong selection from New Zealand are among the 150-plus films included in the 2015 Festival. Among the highlights:

Amy – a documentary about Amy Winehouse

The Lobster – one of the winners at Cannes.

Best Of Enemies – the poisonous feud between right-wing William Buckley and left-wing Gore Vidal.

All singing, all dancing – and in good old 3D – Cole Porter’s musical Kiss Me Kate

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