Charles Vidor, USA 1944, 107 mins (PG)
In this vibrant Technicolor musical laced with wartime escapism, Rita Hayworth stars as a bombshell nightclub dancer who wins a modelling contest and becomes the ultimate cover girl. Also starring Gene Kelly.
Asghar Farhadi, Iran 2006, 102 mins (M violence, offensive language)
From two-time Oscar winner Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman). “This compelling, corrosive account of male-female relationships in today’s Tehran is tempered by genuine compassion for the individuals concerned.” – Time Out
Rachel Lang, Belgium/France 2016, 98 mins (M sex scenes, offensive language, nudity)
An utterly distinctive and lively coming-of-age comedy about a flaky French twenty-something searching for meaning in her life. “Very fresh and often very funny” – NY Times
Steve Wilde, New Zealand 2017, 83 mins (unrated)
Queenstown former journalist Steve Wilde toured North Korea in 2017. His hotel room was bugged, he was locked inside at night, but he came away with a doco and the feeling North Koreans deserve respect. Steve will do a Q&A afterwards.
Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan 2016, 117 mins (M adult themes)
A once successful novelist tries to reconnect with his ex-wife and young son in this affectionate, shrewdly observed drama of family life. “Such intelligence and delicacy…such wit and understated humanity” – Guardian
Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy 2010, 84 mins (G)
A rustic village in the mountains of Calabria is the setting for this wonderful film, a wordless yet spellbinding take on a way of life as old as the elements. “Fresh and ravishingly poetic” – LA Times