Tag Archive: Asghar Farhadi

Win a DVD prize pack of 2013 NZIFF titles

With the much anticipated 2014 NZ International Film Festival launching in Auckland this week, A Fistful of Culture would like to celebrate by giving away a prize pack of highlights from last year’s programme: Jeremy Saulnier’s terrific revenge thriller Blue Ruin, Asghar Farhadi’s intricate relationship drama The Past, and Sarah Polley’s fascinating family documentary Stories We Tell. Each of these highly recommended titles are …

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[CAPSULE REVIEW] THE PAST is another powerful relationship drama from master filmmaker Asghar Farhadi

The dramatic one-two punch of 2009’s impressive About Elly and 2011’s masterpiece A Separation had many praising Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi as world cinema’s new master. In his powerful new relationship drama, The Past — which finds Farhadi relocating to Paris with remarkable ease — this well-earned reputation is never in doubt throughout, even if the film cannot quite match his …

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Picks from the NZ International Film Festival’s new Autumn Events programme

The New Zealand International Film Festival has announced a new series called Autumn Events to be held in Auckland and Wellington from mid-April to May, taking the place of the now defunct World Cinema Showcase. The stellar programme features digital restorations of David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia and the 1955 musical adaptation Guys and Dolls starring Marlon Brando and Frank …

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