Writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch died last week at the age of 91. The indomitable spirit with which she approached life shines through in a new film, Rebecca Fox reports.
New Zealand International Film Festival
A low-budget yet ambitious inclusion in the New Zealand International Film Festival, Human Traces keeps its audience guessing, writer-director Nic Gorman tells Shane Gilchrist.
My idea of a winter wonderland is hunkering down in the Regent for the International Film Festival, only emerging for cups of excellent Dunedin coffee. This year, the festival is proud of the number of films it has secured direct from screening at Cannes, writes Christine Powley.
Dunedin-born film-maker Daniel Joseph Borgman taps into a lazy-afternoon feeling for his feature-length debut, The Weight Of Elephants, writes Shane Gilchrist.
The New Zealand International Film Festival has been just the ticket for Dunedin film buff Maree Clarke.
Rash lovestruck teens, passionately warring families, secret liaisons, drugs, suicide - Romeo and Juliet is one of the world's best-known stories. A Kiwi version, which not only sets the tale in a caravan park, but turns it into a rock opera, is screening as part of the International Film Festival. Lydia Jenkin, of The New Zealand Herald, went along.
A new film helps remind us of the influential role of The Skeptics in Kiwi rock history, reports Scott Kara, of The New Zealand Herald.
The dolphin is the star but the real interest is elsewhere in a new documentary, reports Tom McKinlay.
A "christening' and plenty of Antarctic myth-breaking last night were features of the New Zealand International Film Festival opening at Dunedin's Regent Theatre.
New Zealand International Film Festival director Bill Gosden sees a lot of films so you don't have to, he tells Otago Daily Times film reviewer Mark Orton.
A campaigning film about fishing in the Ross Sea stars the grotesque toothfish. But it's not really about the fish, reports Tom McKinlay.
Based on a story by James Ellroy and featuring a cleverly selected cast headed by Woody Harrelson, Rampart (NZIFF) is a raw evaluation of dodgy law enforcement seen through the eyes of a bent cop.
It may be the middle of winter, but it could have been the tropics for a couple of visitors to Dunedin this week.
A Dunedin short film has won a major prize in the inaugural New Zealand International Film Festival "Best Shorts" competition.
From the humorous to the harrowing, the New Zealand 2012 International Film Festival offers plenty for everyone. At least, that's the aim, says director Bill Gosden.