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International Film Festival

Tauranga

 

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is on in Tauranga and we just wanted to bring your attention to a number of French films that will be screening. Some information about these films is attached here, we would love for you to share with your networks.

 

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Deux jours, une nuit | 2014 | Belgium/France/Italy | Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | 95 minutes | M low level violence | In French with English subtitles

This tense and affecting drama from two-time Palme d’Or winners the Dardenne brothers depicts the weekend-long crusade of a working-class woman to be reinstated in her job. Marion Cotillard is riveting in the central role.

Friday 5 September                        6:15 p.m.             RIALTO

Saturday 6 September                   8:15 p.m.             RIALTO

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/tauranga/two-days-one-night/

 

FOLIES BERGÈRE

La ritournelle | 2014 | France | Director: Marc Fitoussi | 98 minutes | M drug use, offensive language | In French and English, with English subtitles

Isabelle Huppert is touching and funny as a farmer’s wife who takes off to Paris on a whim in this poignant comedy of 50-something upheaval – and romance in unexpected places.

Wednesday 10 September          11:00 a.m.           RIALTO

Thursday 11 September                6:15 p.m.             RIALTO

Sunday 14 September                  4:00 p.m.             RIALTO

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/tauranga/folies-bergere/

 

IN THE COURTYARD

Dans la cour | 2014 | France | Director: Pierre Salvadori | 97 minutes | M drug use, offensive language | In French with English subtitles

Two anxious old souls – one of them not so old in years – find friendship in this funny and touching tale of Paris tenement life starring Catherine Deneuve and Gustave Kervern.

Thursday 28 August                        6:15 p.m.             RIALTO

Friday 29 August                              11:00 a.m.           RIALTO

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/tauranga/in-the-courtyard/

 

DIPLOMACY

Diplomatie | 2014 | France/Germany | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | 84 minutes | M violence | In French and German, with English subtitles

This expert adaptation of a hit stage play imagines the negotiation between the German governor tasked by Hitler to destroy Paris and the Swedish counsel credited with persuading him not to.

Monday 1 September                    6:15 p.m.             RIALTO

Thursday 4 September                  11:00 a.m.           RIALTO

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/tauranga/diplomacy/

 

DIOR AND I

2014 | France | Director: Frédéric Tcheng | Documentary | 90 minutes | In English and French, with English subtitles

This fascinating and entertaining documentary takes us behind the scenes at the House of Dior as incoming designer Raf Simons conceives his first collection, and Dior’s highly skilled ateliers bring it to life.

Saturday 30 August                         4:30 p.m.             RIALTO

Wednesday 3 September            6:15 p.m.             RIALTO

Friday 5 September                        11:00 a.m.           RIALTO

Saturday 6 September                   1:00 p.m.             RIALTO

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/tauranga/dior-and-i/

 

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

Le sel de la terre | 2014 | France/Italy | Directors: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado | 109 minutes | M content may disturb

The life and work of Sebastião Salgado, the undisputed master of monumental photojournalism, is explored in this wonderful doco, jointly directed by his son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, and German director Wim Wenders. Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Saturday 23 August                         11:30 a.m.           RIALTO

Thursday 28 August                        8:30 p.m.             RIALTO

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/tauranga/the-salt-of-the-earth/

 

YVES SAINT LAURENT

2014 | France | Director: Jalil Lespert | 105 minutes | M drug use, sex scenes | In French with English subtitles

Comédie Française actor Pierre Niney (It Boy) is sensational in this surprisingly frank ‘authorised’ biopic of the fashion designer who took over from Christian Dior at 21 and eventually established his own enduring brand.

Tuesday 9 September                    6:15 p.m.             RIALTO

Friday 12 September                      11:00 a.m.           RIALTO

Saturday 13 September                 5:30 p.m.             RIALTO

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/tauranga/yves-saint-laurent/

 

For further information about any of these films, please contact us at festival@nziff.co.nz or 04 385 0162.