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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht! One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place.
This big budget production stars François Cluzet as Yann Kermadec, a taciturn Breton who steps in to skipper a high-tech yacht for the Vendée Globe, a strictly solo three month round-the-world yacht race. Early misfortune sees Yann’s boat briefly laid up in the Canary Islands, but when he rejoins the race, he discovers he is carrying a teenage stowaway, Mano.
Himanshu (Randeep Hooda) who is a police officer is hounded by the only blot on his career, Devil (Salman Khan). Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) who does not know what to do about Devil’s Kick. Devil who thinks life without a kick, is nothing. What happens next? What is the mystery of Devil? Who is he?
Sex scenes, sexual content, drug use & offensive language
When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session.
TARZAN is set to leap off the big screen with a new incarnation of the classic tale. When a helicopter crash kills his parents, a young boy is lost in the remote African jungle. He is rescued by Kala, a gentle ape and for the next fourteen years he lives as a mountain gorilla.
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TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history.
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Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood.
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.
Unassuming heroism may be the only kind that makes any sense to Christchurch filmmaker Gerard Smyth. Eighty-year-old writer Jean Watson could hardly be more self-deprecating in responding to his attention in this film, but by the end of his account of her surprising life you might wonder why there’s not been a film about her already.
An enthralling, gorgeously mounted depiction of the complicated relationship between the post-Enlightenment writer and philosopher Friedrich Schiller and the sisters Charlotte von Lengefeld (who would become his wife) and Caroline von Beulwitz (his eventual biographer)
Boyhood is the realisation of Richard Linklater’s 12-year project to base a feature around a boy’s progress through childhood to young manhood. His star Ellar Coltrane was six years old when shooting began in 2002 and 18 when his character Mason heads to college at film’s end.
At Cap Bocage in New Caledonia in early January 2008, heavy rains washed toxic sludge from the hilltop nickel mines into Kanak customary fishing grounds below. Aucklander Jim Marbrook’s documentary follows independence activist Florent Eurisouké as he and the environmental organisation Mèè Rhaari take on the mining company, Ballande.
'Is Paris burning?' was the famous question Adolf Hitler allegedly asked General Dietrich von Choltitz as the Allied forces reached the city’s borders. While we all know that von Choltitz and his retreating German army didn’t in fact burn Paris to the ground, the machinations behind that fateful decision make for highly engaging drama in Diplomacy.
Nudity, drug use, offensive language
It's the most populous gathering on Earth and it takes place every three years over 55 days and is a defining pilgrimage for around 100 million Hindus. Three small boys become our de facto guides into this vast, heaving convergence of castes and regional cultures.
A model Scandinavian family takes a break in an upmarket ski resort. While they pose for their perfect holiday portraits, a disaster comes in the form of a ‘controlled avalanche’ that causes no physical damage at all. But when the perfect husband bolts – not forgetting his phone – and leaves his wife to rescue the kids, there’s bound to be some questions asked.
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As obstinately uncommercial as their name is unpronounceable, art rock band The Soronprfbs are evolving in their own universe. Enter their nemesis, the impressionable, fame-obsessed and minimally talented Jon, who steps in to replace their suicidal keyboard player, then dedicates his Twitter account to ending their obscurity.
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Australian transplant Eve is a gifted singer/songwriter undergoing treatment for depression. Singing your heart out clearly offers therapy no clinic can provide. James, an aspiring singer too, sabotaged less by his delicate physique than by his own pithily proclaimed high standards. He’s thunderstruck when his new friend Eve threatens to live up to them.
Since 1990, our greenhouse gas emissions have burgeoned. Alister Barry’s film identifies the forces arrayed against the scientists, activists and successive ministers for the environment and climate change who tried to reduce New Zealand’s contribution to the global crisis.
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Morgana O’Reilly, her scowling face firing off at least 50 shades of pissed-off, is Kylie, the awesomely delinquent heroine. Sentenced by the court to eight months’ home detention, and fitted with an ankle tracker to ensure she stays there, she’s set to make life hell for her mother, Miriam.
Notoriously, ear-splittingly loud, underground Christchurch band Into the Void has been laying down Black Sabbath-inspired riffage for more than 20 years. Margaret Gordon’s lively and eccentric documentary introduces us to the band’s original members: guitarist Jason Greig, sound artist Paul Sutherland, drummer Mark Whyte and vocalist Ronnie van Hout.
Philosopher-activist Noam Chomsky sits down with filmmaker Michel Gondry for an extended conversation. What does the father of modern linguistics and the man best known for helming the Charlie Kaufman-penned romantic fantasy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind have to talk about?
Cinema history is littered with dream projects abandoned due to a clash of egos, hubris and ballooning budgets – and sanity prevailing over vanity. Director Frank Pavich lays the facts bare in his terrific doco to the greatest film never made – Alejandro Jodorowsky’s production of Dune.
Inspired by an urban legend that was itself inspired by the Coen brothers’ jest that their black comedy classic Fargo was based on a true story, another team of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, have crafted a quixotic adventure story as beguiling as it is wondrously strange.
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Two ex-brothers-in-law take a holiday in Iceland in this deft, surprisingly plausible comedy of 70-something buddydom. Retired surgeon Mitch is the organiser – an obstreperous big kid. Former banker Colin is the organised one – droll, a bit sad, but somehow mindful that Mitch is a more empathetic creature than his party boy façade would have you believe.
Richard, a young gay man is left bereft by the accidental death of Kai, the love of his life. His quest for consolation compels him to seek out Kai’s only living relative, his mother Junn, a Chinese-Cambodian immigrant who speaks virtually no English. He struggles to connect with her via an interpreter, keen to relieve her loneliness. But Junn’s resistance is dogged and blunt. The road to any reconciliation is rugged and unpredictable.
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Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed is a funny and touching tale of a road trip powered by heartfelt Beatlemania. Antonio, is a schoolteacher in a small Spanish town. It’s 1966. Franco is in power. By the rigid standards of the day the dishevelled, unmarried Antonio is a wild and crazy guy, using the lyrics of ‘Help!’ to teach English to his students. When Antonio learns that John Lennon is in Spain filming Richard Lester’s How I Won the War, he sets out to meet his hero.
Celebrity photographer Jane Bown has worked for the London Observer for an unrivalled 65 years, making unforgettable images of hundreds of subjects – from Jayne Mansfield to John Lennon. This film respectfully celebrates her by allowing her to tell her own story.
After 39 years together, Ben and George take advantage of the new laws and got married. The happy celebrations are short-lived as George is fired from his job at a Catholic school. Without the income, they are forced to separate. George moves in with a much younger gay couple downstairs. Ben moves in with his nephew. Along with the pain of separation, each must deal with the sometimes awkward, sometimes amusing complexities of their makeshift domestic arrangements.
Violence, offensive language, sex scenes
Unsure of her purpose, we enter filmdom’s most incestuous enclave with Agatha. Just in off the bus, she befriends limo driver Robert Pattinson and eventually wends her way to employment as PA to ageing movie star Havana Segrand. Havana is desperate to be cast in a remake of a classic that starred her late mother.
The National Gallery, the splendidly accessible repository of European art that overlooks Trafalgar Square, is the subject of Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary. The film focuses less on the inner workings than on the art itself, considering how and why the gallery and its visitors apprehend its value.
A screening of the six finalists in the third New Zealand’s Best short film competition as selected by filmmaker Andrew Adamson. Help give the year’s best New Zealand short films the homegrown recognition they deserve by voting for your favourite at this screening.
Sarah Cordery’s long-gestated consideration of the Israel–Palestine conflict draws its steady tone from three key commentators whose views have been shaped to various degrees by their own personal histories. All three are Jews who grew up immersed in Jewish culture. Now Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein and Sara Roy are amongst the most eloquent of the disaffected, calling for justice for the Palestinian people.
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Patema lives in a post-disaster underground world. During her explorations, she falls into a chasm and ends up on the surface. The snag is, it’s an upside-down surface, with upside-down people, where she’s always in great danger of plunging into the sky. Luckily, Patema’s helped by a surface boy her age. He hates his oppressive society, which teaches that ‘Invert’ people like Patema are subhuman sinners. The adventures which follow will flip both their perspectives.
Print the Legend follows US companies fighting it out over five years in the nascent 3D printing market. More than just a primer in an astonishing technology – promising ‘the next industrial revolution’, says one commentator – the story here is one of brilliant, flawed young entrepreneurs, idiosyncrasies and egos, bust-ups and lawsuits, high ideals and commercial compromise.
An infectious merging of mutually delighted spirits, Florian Habicht’s collaboration with Jarvis Cocker fixes the triumphant 2012 concert billed as UK pop rock band Pulp’s last ever within a loving portrait of the town where it all began. Habicht accosts resolutely down-to-earth Sheffielders with questions about love, life and the meaning of Jarvis.
A teenage girl named Sepideh dreams of becoming a renowned astronomer. Lugging a telescope as tall as herself, Sepideh spends her nights stargazing, inspired by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space. But achieving such a lofty ambition is easier said than done for an Iranian girl.
Adapted from a French graphic novel, the film is set in a dystopian near-future where the last surviving humans have taken refuge in a train forever circling the planet. The lower classes, forcibly segregated in the slum-like back end of the train, start an uprising and fight their way to the front to seize control of the train from their tyrannical elite.
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Still Life is a poignant drama about a lonely, sweetly idealistic man who finds fulfilment in helping everyone but himself. For over 22 years, life for the unassuming John May (an unforgettable performance from the ever-watchable Eddie Marsan) has been his work for a South London local council, finding the next of kin of those in the borough who have passed away alone.
In 1995, an iwi-lead occupation of Pakaitore – a sacred block of land in central-city Whanganui widely known as Moutua Gardens – lasted 80 days. The protest drew support from other iwi across New Zealand and highlighted the long-standing struggle for custodianship of the river. Te Awa Tupua revisits the Pakaitore occupation in considerable depth.
Once, tending to our dead was the domain of small businesses, churches and local councils. Now, crematoriums, cemeteries and funeral services are being bought and streamlined by multinational enterprises. Many families have felt the sting of exorbitant costs and limited options – and in Australia Aboriginal traditional practices are barely acknowledged. At a community centre in Port Kembla, south of Sydney, a group of women resolve to run a non-profit alternative.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong turned to filmmaker Alex Gibney to document his post-cancer comeback in 2009. Though the doping allegations were already flying, Gibney was persuaded that Armstrong was on the level, and that his story of triumphant perseverance was one worth capturing in detail. Fortunately for Gibney the truth finally overtook Armstrong before the feel-good film was finished.
A tale of a nerdy office clerk, Simon James, whose life is overturned by the appearance of a gregarious doppelgänger, James Simon. Horrified that no one else even notices this inexplicable doubling, Simon finds his already questionable identity being eaten away by his own worst enemy: himself.
In 1929, German physician Friedrich Ritter abandoned wife, family and civilisation to settle on unoccupied Floreana with Dore Strauch, his patient and lover. Not long after, the Baroness Eloise von Wagner showed up and threatened to turn the island into a tourist resort. When American philanthropist George Allan Hancock met the Baroness on one of his research trips to the Galapagos, she became his most exciting discovery. The stage was set for her international fame and a sharp decline in the population of paradise.
A precocious talent, Swartz was by his early teens instrumental in several pioneering digital projects including RSS and Creative Commons. He became an internet millionaire at 19 when news discussion site Reddit was sold to Condé Nast, but eschewed the promise of greater riches in Silicon Valley, choosing to pour himself into initiatives promoting civic awareness, net freedom and ‘hacktivism’.
A grouchy, widowed claims adjuster discovers that his lunch has been accidentally switched with a co-worker’s. Instead of notifying the delivery service, he tucks in and is transported to culinary heaven in the magical hands of isolated housewife Ila. It’s not long before this mismatched pair are exchanging furtive letters tucked into folded chapatis.
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Based on a true story, The Mule draws us into the misadventures of Ray, a good-hearted idiot who agrees to play mule under pressure from his drug-running mate, Gavin. Culminating in his detention in police custody with a belly full of heroin-packed condoms.
When his daughter declares with a flounce that he can’t stop her marrying a moneyless wastrel many years her senior, multi-millionaire Germán takes the wake-up call. He realises what partying throngs of hangers-on have known for years: his three 20-something children are vain, extravagant, hideously spoiled and incapable of fending for themselves. The time has come to revoke their keys and credit cards.
If you haven’t heard of Kathleen Hanna, prepare to meet a feminist art legend. Lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, Hanna was at the forefront of the Riot Grrrl movement and a major feminist force in the 90s. Featuring some terrific and poignant cameos from Carrie Brownstein and Hanna’s husband, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, Sini Anderson’s non-stop documentary is just the blast you need to energise your psyche in mid-winter.
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Eric (GUY PEARCE) is a cold and angry drifter who has left everything and everyone behind. When his car – his last possession – is stolen by a gang of desperate desert hustlers, Eric embarks on a ruthless mission to track them down.
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A tale of suicidal 30-something twins coming to each other’s rescue. Milo, a gay wannabe actor at the end of his rope in Los Angeles. Kristen Wiig is a dental technician in small-town NY State, married to the world’s most upbeat, understanding guy.
A humble bamboo cutter finds a miniature doll-like princess tucked inside a bamboo shoot who transforms into a baby. The couple adopt the child as their own. When gifts of gold and fine silks are found in the forest, they abandoned their pastoral lifestyle so that they can raise their young girl to be a proper princess.
One day, while Gelsomina and her sisters play in the sea, they find a camera crew nearby who are making an advert for a forthcoming television programme: Countryside Wonders, a joyfully tacky talent show that’s hunting for the area’s ‘most traditional family’. The hostess, wears a low-cut white gown and absurd headdress. It’s a moment of dreamy strangeness – a found Fellini tableau – and Gelsomina is transfixed.
T.S. is a boy prodigy whose special scientific talents go unappreciated on the Montana ranch where he lives. One day T.S. is contacted about his perpetual motion machine by the Smithsonian Institution. Blissfully unaware that the brilliant inventor is only ten years old, the museum invites him to Washington. T.S. steals out one night to undertake the journey alone.
While Sandra's been away, upper-management have realised that the work can be achieved without her, so now they want to fire her and make everyone else work a bit harder, with a 1,000-euro bonus as a sweetener. Desperately, Sandra forces her duplicitous staff rep… to institute a vote – do they want their bonus or their colleague Sandra?
A dramatic portrait of writer Violette Leduc. Leduc struggled for years before achieving success in 1964 with her intrepidly honest memoir La Bâtarde. We follow Leduc from tough times as a wartime black marketeer to her acceptance by the literary avant-garde of postwar Paris.
Richard Nunns has been a primary figure in retrieving taonga pūoro, the traditional instruments of the Māori, from the silence of the museum. Archivist, researcher, composer and performer, he has worked – first with the late Hirini Melbourne, and here with Horomona Horo – to reinstate lost performance traditions.
In a school lunch-room in Stockholm, 1982, two perfectly-coiffed blondes tell Bobo and Klara that punk is dead. Our heroes immediately cut school and form their own punk band – if only to wrest control of the practice room from the popular older boys’ group Iron Fist.
The career-imploding misadventures of former IMF chief (and presumptive French presidential candidate) Dominique Strauss-Kahn get filtered through the uniquely lurid prism of director Abel Ferrara in Welcome to New York, a bluntly powerful provocation that begins as a kind of tabloid melodrama and gradually evolves into a fraught study of addiction, narcissism and the lava flow of capitalist privilege.
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Writer-director Damián Szifrón single-handedly resurrects the portmanteau film, telling six blackly comic tales in which contemporary characters vent their frustrations in fabulous revenge plots and spectacular meltdowns. Beware the reviews: they’re fantastic, but they give away some of Szifrón’s most niftily delivered narrative bombshells.
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An ageing actor has retired to run a hotel. He is also landlord to poor, resentful tenants. When a boy busts his car window with a stone, the fissures spread through his life, his family (wife, sister) and even, existentially, his sense of self.
Drug use, sex scenes
The film spans 20 years, from Saint Laurent’s arrival at Dior, a fashion house he would go on to direct when barely 21 years old, to the founding of his own YSL label; from dazzling inspiration to the debilitating strain of designing four collections a year.