Tag Archive: Pablo Larraín

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 tickets to Pablo Larraín’s NO starring Gael García Bernal

One of my very favourite films of last year — and a highlight of the 2012 NZ International Film Festival — was No, the excellent third feature from Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero). The Oscar-nominated film stars Mexican heartthrob Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries) as a young advertising hotshot who reluctantly gets involved in the 1988 campaign to vote out Pinochet’s dictatorial …

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[WATCH] U.S. Trailer for Pablo Larraín’s NO starring Gael García Bernal

Pablo Larraín’s political drama No is Chile’s official Oscar entry this year and the first U.S. trailer was released this week to help boost its profile. Based on an engrossing true story, the film stars Mexican heartthrob Gael Garcia Bernal as an advertising hotshot who uses unconventional methods to encourage the Chilean public to oust their …

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Highlights of the 2012 NZ International Film Festival

The 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival wrapped up in Auckland recently, officially closing with the utterly mad and brilliant Holy Motors. From the stunning opening night film (Beasts of the Southern Wild) to a wonderful silent cinema finale (Easy Street and Blackmail), we were spoiled for choice with this year’s programme and I saw nearly 40 films over a hectic …

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