Tag Archive: The Great Beauty

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 Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY

Paolo Sorrentino’s stunning The Great Beauty (or La Grande Bellezza) makes its way to New Zealand cinemas this week after wowing festival audiences throughout last year, ultimately besting some stiff competition to claim both the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film — a just result following its baffling awards snub at Cannes. Sure to be …

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Highlights of the 2013 NZ International Film Festival

The immensely enjoyable 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival recently wrapped up in Auckland, and from the very first film (Behind the Candelabra) to the last (The Dance of Reality) there was no shortage of highlights. At least half of the nearly 40 films I saw rank among my favourites of the year so far, and …

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Picks from the 2013 NZ International Film Festival programme

Every cinephile’s favourite time of the year is fast approaching as the New Zealand International Film Festival prepares to take over Auckland screens for two-and-a-half glorious weeks from July 18. The festival launched their 2013 programme recently, and after spending more time than I care to admit obsessively studying the line-up and preparing my schedule, …

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