Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis, which is the only source of coveted spice melange. As the only producer of the highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.
No Time to Die
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a
unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
The film features all-new songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed by Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”) and Jared Bush (codirector “Zootopia”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”) and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino.
The Power Of The Dog
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
Andre Rieu: Christmas With Andre
André Rieu: Christmas with André - a festive celebration, featuring a 90 minute recorded Christmas concert packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas & many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his hometown for an intimate tour of Maastricht's magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with CinemaLive host Charlotte Hawkins where ‘The King of Waltz’ will answer questions submitted by cinema audiences. Don’t miss this heart-warming, festive treat at your local cinema on 26th & 27th November.
Falling For Figaro
A brilliant young fund manager leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands.
NZIFF21: Paris 13TH District
Jacques Audiard’s charming exploration of the tangled work and love lives of three young Parisians is a beautifully-crafted love letter to the classics of French New Wave. In French and Mandarin, with English subtitles.
A thrilling tale of resilience, Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner Flee is just as interested in the quiet toll trauma takes on survivors as it is the extraordinary acts that ensured that survival. In Danish, English, Farsi, Russian and Swedish, with English subtitles.
NZIFF21: The Truffle Hunters
A love letter to a rapidly vanishing world: this gentle documentary follows a handful of elderly men who, with their beloved dogs, comb the forests of Northern Italy on the hunt for a rare culinary delicacy. In Italian with English subtitles.
NZIFF21: Crock Of Gold - A Few Rounds
A look at the life of Irish singer/songwriter and Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.
NZIFF21: I'm Your Man
An archaeologist reluctantly agrees to test-run a humanoid love robot programmed to fulfil her desires in this poignant comedy starring Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. In German with English subtitles.
NZIFF21: Nowhere Special
After learning he only has months to live, a working-class father reckons with guilt and grief as he searches for a replacement family for his young son.