Christchurch is the host city for the 2014 NZ International Film Festival from August 7 to August 24. The Festival venues are Hoyts Northland and Hoyts Riccarton. Bookings are now open and tickets can be booked online at www.hoyts.co.nz. Discounts that require ID must be booked at the venue (10:00am to 8:00pm daily).
There will be screenings of 99 films from 27 countries in various sections - Animation, Aotearoa, Arts & Music, Big Nights, Framing Reality, Fresh, Thrill, World and Shorts with Features. There are ten films from New Zealand and six Australian films being screened in the Festival, including Charlie’s Country that has been moving audiences and critics in pre-screenings around the world.
Charlie’s Country stars David Gulpilil in the performance of his career… as Frank Hatherley wrote in Screendaily, “The great and troubled Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil crowns his career with mesmeric portrait of stubborn, baffled pride”. At the Cannes Film Festival Gulpilil took out the Best Actor awards (Un Certain Regard) and the film received a seven minute standing ovation. Below is the official trailer.
For the full schedule of films at the New Zealand International Film Festival, click here and if you are visiting Christchurch, Rydges Latimer Christchurch can look after all your accommodation needs.