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