Tag Archive: Competition

Win 2013 NZIFF favourites on Blu-ray

Two of my absolute favourite films of last year’s NZ International Film Festival — and, in fact, the entire year — are now available on Blu-ray/DVD: Jim Jarmusch’s uber cool Only Lovers Left Alive and Paolo Sorrentino’s stunning The Great Beauty. A Fistful of Culture is combining blu-ray copies of both into three awesome prize packs courtesy of Madman, and …

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Win tickets to PREDESTINATION starring Ethan Hawke

The Spierig brothers have reteamed with their Daybreakers star Ethan Hawke on another intriguing science fiction project. Predestination follows the life of a time-traveling ‘Temporal Agent’ (Hawke) as he pursues the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Early reviews suggest that this film is a must-see for genre fans and boasts a breakout performance from Australian actress Sarah Snook, and A …

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Win a double pass to Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD

Fresh off its festival conquering run, Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood is heading to New Zealand cinemas this week. This utterly unique and ambitious film follows a fictional Texan family — with Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as the separated parents — as the youngest son (Ellar Coltrane) literally grows up before our eyes. What sounds like a potential gimmick …

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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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Win a Studio Ghibli Blu-ray prize pack

Following the recent release of Hayao Miyazaki’s magnificent swansong, The Wind Rises, this month sees the long-awaited arrival of what may be Isao Takahata’s final film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya — screening at the 2014 NZ International Film Festival. In anticipation of this, A Fistful of Culture has teamed up with Madman on a prize pack of two Studio Ghibli …

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Win a double pass to John Michael McDonagh’s CALVARY starring Brendan Gleeson

Writer/director John Michael McDonagh made an impressive debut in 2011 with The Guard, which served as a hilarious showcase for the great Brendan Gleeson. The pair are returning to NZ screens next week with an even blacker comedy, Calvary, which follows the story of a good priest (Gleeson) who is faced with troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his …

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Win a GOOD VIBRATIONS prize pack

Chronicling the Belfast punk scene that exploded during the peak of The Troubles, Good Vibrations earned rave reviews in the UK last year — particularly for its star, Richard Dormer — and NZ audiences can catch the film at Rialto Cinemas from this week. With a soundtrack that features Good Vibrations acts Rudi, The Outcasts and The Undertones, as well …

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Win tickets to Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Jim Jarmusch’s ridiculously cool Only Lovers Left Alive is one of the most enjoyable films of the past year, not to mention a stellar addition to the filmmaker’s incomparable oeuvre — as those lucky enough to catch it at the 2013 NZ International Film Festival will attest — so NZ audiences should get excited to discover (or rediscover) the …

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Win a double pass to Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

It’s early days yet for film-of-the-year talk, but 2014 already has a significant frontrunner in Wes Anderson’s absolutely wonderful The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is heading to NZ cinemas this week. Following 2012’s festival favourite Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson once again tries his hand at a period piece, reimagining 1930s Europe through the zany adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a …

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Autumn Events 2014 programme guide + THE THIRD MAN giveaway

The good folks at the New Zealand International Film Festival are brightening up our April once again with this week’s return of the Autumn Events, a delightful entré to the festival’s main course in July that presents legends of the big screen on gloriously big screens (The Civic in Auckland; The Embassy in Wellington). Last year’s …

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