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Picks from the 2014 NZ International Film Festival programme

The New Zealand International Film Festival returns this month with your annual dose of the finest cinema from around the globe, including hot titles direct from Cannes, much-anticipated festival highlights from the past year, yet-to-be-discovered gems and of course some strong local content. Navigating the programme and selecting from the overwhelming line-up can be hard work, so in order to …

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Win a copy of ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA on DVD

One of the greatest films I have seen in the past year is Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest masterwork Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which follows a strange murder investigation over the course of one long night in the Anatolian steppes. Out now on DVD, the film is a must-see for any serious cinephiles, and …

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WCS 2012 Reviews: CORIOLANUS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA & HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI 3D

After getting off to a strong start last week, the World Cinema Showcase kicked it up a notch in Auckland over the past weekend with a terrific selection of foreign films. I caught Ralph Fiennes’ modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on Saturday, followed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Turkish drama Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Takashi Miike’s Harakiri remake Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D on Sunday, …

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