We profile the ten new films added to this year’s Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival.
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival just announced ten more films playing in the 2021 programme. These include a Cannes hit, a grisly Sundance horror, an animated film about a puppy, and a dystopian sci-fi executively produced by Taika Waititi.
Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps, Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie (22 July) star in this Cannes-selected drama from writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve (Things to Come), following two filmmakers writing separate screenplays in the island that inspired Bergman. During the summer, reality and fiction start to blur.
A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back in this near-future dystopian drama co-produced by local filmmaking heroes Taika Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Ainsley Gardiner.
Set during the summer of 1985, a 16-year-old boy experiences a life-changing bond with the 18-year-old lad who saved him from drowning in this passion-fuelled coming-of-age flick from François Ozon (Frantz).