Tag Archive: Miguel Gomes

NZIFF Review: Miguel Gomes’ ARABIAN NIGHTS trilogy

Esteemed auteur Miguel Gomes (Tabu) delivers the most exhilaratingly ambitious cinema of the year with Arabian Nights, a marathon six-hour triptych which portrays straitened life in contemporary Portugal through a fanciful lens. Just as his 2008 feature Our Beloved Month of August delightfully blurred the line between documentary and drama, this experimental year-long project blends exhaustively-researched fact with fiction to create …

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Five must-see films at the NZ International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival launches this Thursday in Auckland with a sold-out session of The Lobster, the new film by the Greek satirist Yorgos Lanthimos. If you’re still mulling over what to go to, here are the five films I’m most looking forward to.

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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[WATCH] New trailer for Miguel Gomes’ fascinating TABU

Miguel Gomes’ black-and-white Portugese drama Tabu has been slowly but surely accumulating international acclaim as it works its way around the festival circuit. With a limited released set for Boxing Day in the U.S., a new trailer has been released which highlights just how enamored critics are by this film. This trailer doesn’t portray the film’s …

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