New Zealand International Film Festival 2022
Films premiering at the 2022 Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival, touring 28 July-5 September
Auckland / Hamilton / Tauranga / Hawke's Bay / New Plymouth / Palmerston North / Masterton / Wellington / Nelson / Christchurch / Timaru / Dunedin / Gore
The marvellous Laure Calamy (Antoinette in the Cévennes) stars in Eric Gravel’s gripping and award-winning new drama, as a single woman pushed to her limits when the delicate balance between her home and work life is upended.
An all-star cast dazzles in the spectacular and exhilarating new film by Xavier Giannoli (The Singer, Marguerite), an adaptation of Balzac’s classic novel about a young idealist who learns that anything can be bought and sold.
Cinema icons Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon share the big screen for the first time in the explosive new romantic drama from Claire Denis, a blazing story about a passionate, complicated woman caught between two very different men.
Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2022 Berlinale, Carla Simón's personal and beautifully observed follow up to Summer 1993 charts a multi-generational Catalonian farming family who face eviction and an uncertain future.
Award winning writer/director Hlynur Pálmason’s follow-up to his breakout hit A White, White Day is a stunning historical drama, inspired by the true story of a Danish priest who made a pilgrimage across Iceland in the late 1800s.
Léa Seydoux stars in the sensitive and deeply-personal from acclaimed writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve (Things To Come), as a single mother trying to balance the emotional needs of her parents, her child and herself.
Celebrated as one of the major European discoveries of the year, writer/director Laura Wandel’s extraordinary, sit-up-and-take-notice debut explores the complex world of children, as navigated by a sensitive, empathetic seven-year-old girl.
Acclaimed at Cannes, writer/director Leyla Bouzid’s enchanting and seductive romance depicts a university student torn between his desire for a classmate and his deeply-held ideals of cultural and social propriety.