Actor Brendan Cowell on tackling Australia’s alcohol culture in his feature film directorial debut, Ruben Guthrie.
Talking Paolo Sorrentino, John Huston, and BFI London Film Festival highlights with film culture tsar Adrian Wootton.
At the BFI London Film Festival 2015: Jia Zhangke’s multi-generational Chinese epic, Mountains May Depart; the façade of progressivism in Flocking; AKIZ’s techno teen horror, Der Nachtmahr; and Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, the untold story of South-East Asian rock ‘n’ roll.
Sarah Cordery’s eloquent meditation on the Israel-Palestine conflict also speaks to a potentially unique—and exciting—way forward for New Zealand filmmaking.
Parting thoughts and reflections on the New Zealand International Film Festival from TIM WONG and DOUG DILLAMAN.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, an interview with the veteran Filipino filmmaker and “father of independent cinema in the Philippines.”
Flying under the radar at New Zealand International Film Festival, Guy Maddin’s exhilarating The Forbidden Room, plus The Tribe and Ever the Land
On the politics of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s devastating Cemetery of Splendour, Inherent Vice’s countercultural ennui, and Mustang’s cultural barriers at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
An interview with Grant Scicluna, writer-director of Downriver—a powerful new Australian film in the tradition of The Boys.
Second week highlights from the New Zealand International Film Festival, including Hou Hsiao-hsien’s centrepiece The Assassin and Tom Moore’s new animation Song of the Sea.
Four key documentaries at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2015: Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands, Those Who Feel the Fire Burning, My Love, Don’t Cross That River, and She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.
Thoughts on Amy, The Wrecking Crew, The Lobster, and While We’re Young at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
Further dispatches from the first week of the New Zealand International Film Festival, including Western, Tehran Taxi, Ixcanul Volcano, and The Postman’s White Nights.
Producer Zhao Qi on China’s unstoppable growth and the controversial mayor intent on fast tracking one city’s modernisation.
Dispatches from the first week of the New Zealand International Film Festival, including The Lobster, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Tangerine.
TV on the Radio, Ruben Guthrie, and Vivid Lights were among Sydney’s cultural highlights in June.
A new splatter-fest joins the annals of Kiwi horror comedy at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, the spectacular highs and tragic lows of filming on Mt Everest.
Three new films by three essential auteurs at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
The dramatic and documentary revelations you may have overlooked at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.