‘Ebony Society’, ‘The Kid With A Bike’, and ‘Cria Cuervos’
Sunday 07 August
Cyril tries to get hold of his father; his father has his bicycle. The janitor says his father moved out a month earlier. Cyril escapes the boys home where he has been left, to go to his apartment. He is found by the caregivers, who show him the empty apartment. Neither bicycle nor father are to be found. His father sold the bicycle. And thus begins the film about Cyril, the abandoned child. A woman, Samantha (Cécile de France), comes to his aid.
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‘Project Nim’ and ‘HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN’
Saturday 07 August
The first time I heard about Project Nim was a write up in August’s Empire Magazine on Planet Of The Apes. There was a section called ‘The Other Ape Movie’, about Project Nim. Since seeing the film, I spoke to an audience member who saw Rise of Planets of the Apes and then Project Nim, and found the doco scary in contrast.
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‘Aita’, ‘Tomboy’, ‘The Trip’, ‘I Saw The Devil’
Day 8 of the New Zealand International Film Festival, Wellington
Friday 05 August
Ah, slow cinema. Sometimes I love you. The artiness, the joy in just showing life as it unfolds. The pretentiousness. Hang on, scratch that last part; that’s not what I enjoy.
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Days Seven of the New Zealand International Film Festival 2011 (Wellington)
Thursday 04 August
Absolutely Brilliant! Oliver Tate, Welsh teenager, has his first relationship and copes with the idea that his parent’s marriage may break up.
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Recommendations for the Film Fest from what the ushers have seen.
One of the wonderful things about being a Film Festival Volunteer usher is that you get to see a whole lot of films. Some of the ushers have taken time off work, and are seeing 4 or 5 films a day. My 11 films so far (in under a week) is paltry compared to some. Anyway, because we ushers are seeing so many films, we get to recommend what films are worth seeing. So here are a few films to keep an eye on*:
And Films I’ve yet to see, but I’m majorly looking forward to…
Check out other recommendations on the 3 News site and on Andy’s Film Blog. I’ll do another one of these lists in a week or so, when we’ve all seen more films.
Which films have you seen? Which would you recommend?
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‘View From Olympus’ and ‘Weekend’.
Day 5 of the 2011 New Zealand International Film Festival (Wellington)
Tuesday 02 August