June 7 – June 26, 2018
The Embassy of New Zealand in Spain in collaboration with Casa Asia and the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid for the first time present a film series from New Zealand in order to bring awareness of its cinematography that is not always easy to see outside of its borders. This is an opportunity to experience film that addresses rural and urban issues as well as a multicultural reality that defines their community.
New Zealand is a country with a strong film industry and has been a setting for blockbuster films such as The Trilogy of the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia. In the examples presented, six films produced over the time span of 2002 to 2016 will be screened, beginning with Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), The Great Maiden’s Blush (2016), following with The Dark Horse (2014) , Boy (2010), Whale Rider (2002), and will end with the screening of A Flickering Truth (2015), awarded as Best Film in the Young Jury Section of the Asian Film Festival Barcelona, 2017.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE | Dir. Taika Waititi | 2016 | 101’ | VOSE
THE GREAT MAIDEN’S BLUSH | Dir. Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader | 2016 | 108’ | VOSE
THE DARK HORSE | Dir. James Napier Robertson | 2014 | 124’ | VOSE
BOY | Dir. Taika Waititi | 2010 | 87’ | VOSE
WHALE RIDER | Dir. Niki Caro | 2002 | 105’ | VOSE
A FLICKERING TRUTH | Dir. Pietra Brettkelly | 2015 | 91’ | VOSE