Archived: Last Chance To See NZIFF 2018 Screenings

The festival season has been extended until Thursday 9 August
Burning - New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

The New Zealand International Film Festival 2018 season has been extended until 9 August 2018, giving you a chance to see the films you might have missed. 

Don't miss these masterpieces before they are gone.

8.30pm, 7 August, Academy Cinemas

An unconventional biography of a defiantly unconventional pop star, this documentary delivers a rousing and multifaceted portrait of Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. Better known to friends and family as Maya, M.I.A.’s exceptional path from stardom – propelled by her Slumdog Millionaire megahit ‘Paper Planes’ – to media pariah is charted by first-time documentarian Steve Loveridge, who attended art school with her in the 90s. 

Birds of Passage 
6.15pm, 8 August, Academy Cinemas

A vibrant Colombian indigenous culture that’s survived centuries of colonisation takes on the 1970s drug trade in our visually and aurally astounding opener. Directors Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent, NZIFF16) and Cristina Gallego shake off the clichés of crime-war and imperialism and imbue their saga with surreal beauty and the elemental power of ancient proverb.

You Were Never Really Here 
8.45pm, 8 August, Academy Cinemas

Lynne Ramsay, director of Ratcatcher and We Need to Talk About Kevin, teams with Joaquin Phoenix for a startling, nerve-shredding thriller about a brutal hitman contracted to save an abducted teen.

Dog's Best Friend
6.15pm, 9 August, Academy Cinemas

A surefire fix for animal lovers and a valuable sketch for skeptics, this warm doco from Kiwi director Eryn Wilson offers us intimate access to an Aussie rehab centre for troubled dogs.

8.00pm, 9 August, Academy Cinemas

A love triangle and mystery based on a Murakami Haruki short story, Korean great Lee Chang-dong’s (Secret Sunshine,  Poetry) latest was the best-reviewed film at Cannes, an unforgettable now-or-never must-see.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 10 August 2018

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