Tag Archive: Christian Petzold

NZIFF Review: Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX

Over the past 15 years German filmmaker Christian Petzold and his muse Nina Hoss have been crafting an oeuvre of austere thrillers to rival the best, and theirs is one of the greatest director-actor partnerships in cinema today. Petzold continues to finetune a consistently effective formula: slow-building character studies with Hitchcockian suspense and noirish atmosphere …

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Picks from the 2015 NZ International Film Festival programme

Grab your highlighters, folks: the New Zealand International Film Festival’s 2015 Auckland programme has been unveiled. Opening in bold style with Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and closing in tears with Australian drama Holding the Man, this year’s festival looks as relevant as ever. Cinephiles can rejoice over the inclusion of 17 exciting titles direct from the Cannes Film Festival, which despite the …

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Win Christian Petzold’s BARBARA on DVD

Christian Petzold’s tense, atmospheric and transfixing Cold War thriller Barbara was undoubtedly one of the best European films of 2012, and A Fistful of Culture has three DVD copies up for grabs courtesy of Madman. The film stars regular collaborator Nina Hoss as a doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for …

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Win tickets to Christian Petzold’s BARBARA starring Nina Hoss

A favourite for many at last year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Christian Petzold’s simmering Cold War thriller Barbara is making a welcome return to our screens this week. Set in 1980, the film stars regular collaborator Nina Hoss (Jerichow, Yella) as Barbara, a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for …

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