News & Opinion
New te reo version of The Lion King is much more than a translation
Director Tweedie Waititi tells us: “the foundations of the original film is definitely there but the thinking is different.”
All is revealed about funny, fascinating Nude Tuesday in six-part podcast series
Tim Batt finds out about every aspect of this utterly unique and brilliant bit of filmmaking.
Brutal British comedy genius Julia Davis tells us about subtitling Nude Tuesday
“I imagine it’s not going to be for everyone, my subtitles,” the brilliantly bleak comedian tells us.
‘I was reborn’ says Pedro Pascal of acting with Nicolas Cage (playing Nick Cage)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent co-star says he had a blast making this unique comedy.
Paul Verhoeven tells us about historical drama (and lesbian nun pic) Benedetta
“It’s not so far away, strangely enough, from Total Recall”
Action-packed Halo series nails the sights and sounds of the iconic games
We take a peek under the helmet of the new live-action Master Chief, hearing from the series’ stars.
Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz and director Matt Reeves tell us all about The Batman
The stars and director join us for a chat about their new take on the World’s Greatest Detective.
Flee’s history-making Oscar nominations are only half of its remarkable story
This acclaimed animated doco is the first film ever to be nominated for Best Documentary, Best Animated AND Best International Feature.
Learn more about Raised By Wolves from its creator and stars
“Yeah, the suits, man… I think I’ve got the smell of lube out of my skull, so it’s all good.”
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.