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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

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE SEASON NOW SHOWING / SCREENING AT NZIFF

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.

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE SEASON NOW SHOWING / SCREENING AT NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)

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.

IN AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS 1 SEP / SCREENING AT NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)

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.

SCREENING AT MIFF (4-21 AUG) & NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)

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.

SCREENING AT MIFF (4-21 AUG) & NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)

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.

SCREENING AT MIFF (4-21 AUG) & NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)

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.

SCREENING AT MIFF (4-21 AUG) & NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)

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.

OUT NOW IN AUS ON DVD & VIEW ON DEMAND / SCREENING AT NZIFF (28 JUL-5 SEP)

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.