This fortnight at the Wellington Film Society: dangerous liaisons, anarchy in Korea.
A cabaret-like blend of dance, theatre, acrobatics, wearable art and music united by a common theme of “exploring bird behaviour”, Birds of Paradise certainly pulled out all the stops in terms of opulence.
STUART LYNCH and ALEXANDER BISLEY recap the best and rest in film and DVD: Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Somersault, Pete Seeger: Live in Australia 1963, Until Proven Innocent, Soul Men, Notorious, Defiance, The Wrestler (DVD); Cathay Pacific Italian Film Festival 2009, The Strength of Water, Disgrace, District 9 (Film).
Impressions on the 53rd Venice Biennale.
Final thoughts on the New Zealand International Film Festival, highlighted by Dogtooth, 24 City, Double Take, Serbis, Summer Hours and Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl.
The author of The Vintner’s Luck talks about conceiving its captivating sequel.
This week at the Wellington Film Society: five Kiwi short films.
The work, Bartók’s 1943 Concerto for Orchestra was the distinct highlight of a recent concert by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Metronomy’s front-man talks making music, sci-fi movies, and other priorities.