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Poster of Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Opening on August 18

Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex. Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, and something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he's gone now, and Nancy has a plan: ...

Poster of Quant

Opening on August 18

One of Britain's most renowned cultural figures, Quant was at the vanguard of the stylistic revolution of the 60s and 70s, leading the charge away from convention and conservatism through the championing of ground-breaking designs including the miniskirt and hot pants, plus an ingeniously creative p...

Poster of Farewell, Mr. Haffmann

Opening on August 25

The legendary Daniel Auteuil gives one of his most superlative screen performances in the gripping new historical drama from writer/director Fred Cavayé, based on Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s celebrated, multi Molière Award-winning play.

Occupied Paris, 1941: the Jewish community is i...

Poster of The Railway Children Return

Opening on August 25

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. Jenny Agutter resumes her role as Bobbie from the original film and is joined by Sheridan Smith (CILLA), Tom Courtenay (45 YEARS, BILLY...

Poster of Andre Rieu’s 2022 Maastricht Concer...

Opening on August 27

The wait is over! After 2 long years, maestro André Rieu is performing from his hometown of Maastricht once again! We are proud to present André’s brand-new summer concert - Happy Days are Here Again!

The concert will be a jolly and captivating summer event on the iconic Vrijthof ...

Poster of Muru

Opening on September 1

Set against the backdrop of the stunning Tūhoe native bush, writer and director Tearepa Kahi (Poi E: The Story of Our Song NZIFF 2016, Herbs: Songs of Freedom NZIFF 2019, Mt Zion) plunges us into one of the most charged episodes of Aotearoa’s history: the Tūhoe raids of 15 Oct 2007.

Poster of Moonage Daydream

Opening on September 15

With MOONAGE DAYDREAM, Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) presents a genre defying immersion into the art and sounds of David Bowie. Considered one of the greatest artists of our time, David Bowie has been moving culture for over 50 years. MOONAGE DAYDREA...

Poster of Ticket to Paradise

Opening on September 15

George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made in TICKET TO PARADISE.

Poster of National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

Opening on August 14

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected...

Poster of Alcarràs

Opening on August 18

For generations, Quimet Solé’s family has spent every summer harvesting peaches in their orchard in Alcarràs, Catalonia. Their landlords, the wealthy Pinyol family, gifted them the land in gratitude for saving their lives during the Spanish Civil War – land which now provides a livelihood for ...

Poster of Ali & Ava

Opening on August 18

Both lonely for different reasons, ALI and AVA meet through their shared affection for SOFIA (6), the child of ALI's Slovakian tenants, whom AVA teaches. ALI finds comfort in AVA's warmth and kindness and AVA finds ALI's complexity and humour irresistible. Over a lunar month, sparks fly and a deep...

Poster of Both Sides of the Blade

Opening on August 18

Winter in Paris. The tale of a passionate love triangle. Jean and Sara have been living together for 10 years. When they first met, Sara was living with François. He suggests they start working together again. From here on, things spiral out of control.

Poster of Close

Opening on August 18

Inspired by his own childhood and teenage friendships, Lukas Dhont explores the fragility of adolescent bonds between two best friends in this intimate and heartrending drama that followed its Cannes 2022 Grand Prix award (shared with Stars at Noon, also featuring in our programme) with Best Film at...

Poster of Corsage

Opening on August 18

“Phantom Thread star Vicky Krieps puts in a terrific performance as Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who is turning 40. In the Vienna of 1877, that’s basically considered over the hill. Famed for her beauty and figure, she instructs her staff to lace her bodice – or ‘corsage’ – ever tighter...

Poster of Decision to Leave

Opening on August 18

A man falls from a mountain peak to his death. The detective in charge, Hae-joon , comes to meet the dead man's wife Seo-rae - who seems surprisingly calm. Her atypical behavior draws suspicion.

Poster of Fire of Love

Opening on August 18

Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing the most explosive imagery ever recorded.

Poster of Full Time

Opening on August 18

Following her Cesar award-winning performance in Antoinette in the Cévennes, the marvellous Laure Calamy demonstrates the phenomenal range of her talents in writer/director Eric Gavel's gripping new drama FULL TIME, as a single woman pushed to her limits when the delicate balance between her home a...

Poster of Godland

Opening on August 18

“A young priest travels from Denmark to Iceland in the late 19th century, where his mission is mocked by nature and by the corruptibility of his faith in Hlynur Pálmason’s striking elemental epic…

In Godland, man’s ambitions, even in relation to matters as seemingly pure as f...

Poster of Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey,...

Opening on August 18

HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, "Hallelujah."

Poster of Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Opening on August 18

Recounting the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.

Poster of Lost Illusions

Opening on August 18

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.

Poster of Navalny

Opening on August 18

Enthralling and intimate, director Daniel Roher's NAVALNY unfolds with the pace of athriller as it follows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in his quest to identify the men who poisoned him in August 2020. Shot in Germany as the story unfolded and offering extraordinary access to the investi...

Poster of New Zealand's Best

Opening on August 18

A total of 62 films were submitted for this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition. NZIFF Head of Programming, Michael McDonnell, and Senior Programmer Sandra Reid viewed them all to draw up a shortlist of ten, from which 2021 Arts Laureate Florian Habicht selected the five finalists. ...

Poster of Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika Shorts

Opening on August 18

Check out the best Māori and Pasifika short films in this year's Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts Competition.

Poster of One Fine Morning

Opening on August 18

Léa Seydoux stars as a busy single mom, juggling caring for her daughter and her ailing father, who finds love in unexpected circumstances in Mia Hansen-Løve’s nimble romantic drama.

Poster of Punch

Opening on August 18

Parental pressure, sexual perplexity and small-town bigotry are the simmering undercurrents of Kiwi filmmaker Welby Ings’ beautifully shot feature debut, featuring Oscar-nominee Tim Roth.

Seventeen-year-old Jim (Jordan Oosterhof) has his sights on professional boxing glory under t...

Poster of Stars st Noon

Opening on August 18

Sharing the Grand Prix at Cannes this year, Claire Denis’s newest film (and second this year) is a steamy tropical reverie starring Margaret Qualley as a journalist moonlighting as a sex worker, who is stranded in Nicaragua and sees a handsome English businessman (played by Joe Alwyn) as her chanc...

Poster of The Forgiven

Opening on August 18

Speeding through the Moroccan desert to attend a weekend party, wealthy Londoners David and Jo Henninger are involved in a tragic accident with a local teenage boy. They must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.

Poster of The Good Boss

Opening on August 18

Javier Bardem stars as Blanco, proprietor of a Spanish company awaiting an imminent visit from a committee that will decide if they merit a local Business Excellence award. Everything has to be perfect when the time comes, so Blanco pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his empl...

Poster of Triangle of Sadness

Opening on August 18

We are excited to close this year’s edition with the latest film by social satirist supreme Ruben Östlund – his fourth title to play in NZIFF, and the second to have won the Palme d’Or.

After skewering the contemporary art world in The Square (NZIFF 2017), the Swedish director ...

Poster of We Are Still Here

Opening on August 18

Ten indigenous filmmakers from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand deliver a cinematic response to the anniversary of James Cook landing on our shores and a strident reminder that after 250 years of colonialism; We Are Still Here.

“Awash with animated colours, a painterly opening se...

Poster of When the Cows Come Home

Opening on August 18

Veteran independent documentary-maker Costa Botes (Forgotten Silver, Act of Kindness, Angie) returns to NZIFF with an observational documentary charting the unusual life of musician, journalist, artist and cow whisperer, Andrew Johnstone.

Opening on the Johnstone family farm in Cambr...

Poster of Where is Anne Frank?

Opening on August 18

When lightning strikes the world’s most famous journal at the Anne Frank Museum, the spirit of Anne’s imaginary friend Kitty (voiced by Bridgerton’s Ruby Stokes) is brought to life. When Kitty’s memories are reawakened by reading Anne’s diary, she sets out on a quest to solve the mystery o...

Poster of You Won't Be Alone

Opening on August 18

Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, YOU WON'T BE ALONE follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit