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The King’s Man interview – getting the lowdown on Matthew Vaughn’s prequel pic
Gemma Arterton and Djimon Hounsou chat about Matthew Vaughn’s WWI-era action prequel.
Aileen O’Sullivan tells about Māori navigation doco Whetū Mārama – Bright Star
Māori waka building and navigational skills are the focus of a new documentary.
Milked director tells us about her film’s unflinching look at NZ’s dairy industry
The documentary exposé is playing as part of Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival.
NZIFF 2021 Q&A with the directors of short film programme NZ’s Best 2021
Find out more about the six finalists selected by Kerry Fox.
We hear from the directors of fulldome planetarium film Path 99
NZIFF hits a Wellington planetarium with a uniquely immersive film experience.
Sisters with Transistors director on her doco about the pioneers of electronic music
Lisa Rovner’s doco explores ten pioneering, yet undersung, women in the history of electronic music
NZIFF 2021 Q&A with the directors of Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts
Find out more about the short films in this year’s Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts.
Kathleen Gallagher on Rohe Kōreporepo – The Swamp, the Sacred Place
NZIFF doco on Māori and Pākehā kaitiaki repo (swamp guardians).
Jim Speers on Japanese whaling village doco Ayukawa: The Weight of a Life
Post-whaling and post-tsunami, work in Ayukawa has dried up and the population is in decline.
After We Fell star Josephine Langford chats to us about shooting steamy scenes and coming of age onscreen
The Aussie actor is staying positive, despite COVID measures on set and the turbulent future of her beloved YA character Tessa.
Annie Goldson shares the personal journeys of New Zealanders in A Mild Touch of Cancer
David Downs and other Kiwis share their experiences with cancer – including an innovative treatment.
Lula Cucchiara on doco Fiona Clark: Unafraid, photographer of NZ’s 1970s queer scene
New doco examines an Aotearoa photographer’s vital early work and the controversy accompanying it.
Luit Bieringa on Signed, Theo Schoon, his doco portrait of a maverick artist
Theo Schoon, legendary artist and outsider that shook the culture of New Zealand.
Jan Oliver Lucks on his real-life relationship film There Is No “I” in Threesome
Documents a Kiwi couple trying to make a sexually explorative, open relationship work.
Michelle Savill on her Ana Scotney-starring comedy-drama Millie Lies Low
Savill’s film follows someone trying to bluff their way out of a tricky predicament.
Briar March on anti-nuke activism doco Mothers of the Revolution
NZIFF doco tells the story of the 19 year-long Greenham Common women’s peace camp.
Peter Brook Bell tells us about UFC champ Mark Hunt doco The Fight of His Life
“Mark has had to fight for everything he has in life.”
Shirley Horrocks on new doco about the PM’s Chief Science Advisor
Started before COVID-19, Juliet Gerrard: Science in Dark Times captures the pandemic.
Florian Habicht tells us about the new colourised version of Woodenhead
Florian Habicht’s enchanting 2003 debut plays at this year’s NZIFF.
Musical icons Sparks tell us about their Cannes-winning musical Annette
“We didn’t want this to be sort of a traditional Broadway musical.”
The violence and emotional gravitas of Coming Home in the Dark
“It was going to be unapologetic, which was very exciting and scary.”
The Suicide Squad cast and director on their movie and John Cena’s… ability
“Because I was given so much freedom, I felt the responsibility to take risks.”