Sessions: Thu 31 August - Wed 6 September
Palmerston North 06 355 5335
70 Broadway Ave
Palmerston North, , 4410
Traditional Sessions
My Year With Helen (E) 93 mins No Free Tickets

Mon Wed 10:30AM

NZIFF: 100 Men (M) 94 mins No Free Tickets

Sun 7:45PM

NZIFF: 20th Century Women (TBC) 119 mins No Free Tickets

Thu 6:00PM

NZIFF: A Date For Mad Mary (TBC) 82 mins No Free Tickets

Thu 12:00PM

NZIFF: A Fantastic Woman (M) 105 mins No Free Tickets

Fri 6:00PM

NZIFF: Blue (TBC) 76 mins No Free Tickets

Mon 6:00PM

NZIFF: Brigsby Bear (TBC) 98 mins No Free Tickets

Mon 4:00PM

Wed 8:00PM

NZIFF: Call Me By Your Name (TBC) 132 mins No Free Tickets

Wed 11:15AM

NZIFF: Citizen Jane Battle For The City (TBC) 92 mins No Free Tickets

Wed 2:00PM

NZIFF: Faces Places (TBC) 89 mins No Free Tickets

Sat 6:00PM

Tue 11:30AM

NZIFF: Frantz (TBC) 114 mins No Free Tickets

Fri 11:15AM

NZIFF: Good Time (TBC) 100 mins No Free Tickets

Wed 4:00PM

NZIFF: House Of Z (TBC) 90 mins No Free Tickets

Tue 1:30PM

NZIFF: I Am Not A Witch (PG) 95 mins No Free Tickets

Thu 8:30PM

Fri 1:30PM

NZIFF: I Am Not Your Negro (TBC) 93 mins No Free Tickets

Sat 12:00PM

NZIFF: Kim Dotcom - Caught In The Web (E) 112 mins No Free Tickets

Tue 8:15PM

NZIFF: Let The Sunshine In (R13) 94 mins No Free Tickets

Wed 6:00PM

NZIFF: Loveless (TBC) 128 mins No Free Tickets

Sun Tue 3:30PM

NZIFF: Maudie (TBC) 115 mins No Free Tickets

Sat 3:45PM

NZIFF: Mountain (TBC) 74 mins No Free Tickets

Sun 6:00PM

NZIFF: My Life As A Courgette (PG) 66 mins No Free Tickets

Thu 1:45PM

Sun 2:00PM

NZIFF: New Zealands Best 2017 (R16) 75 mins No Free Tickets

Sat 2:00PM

NZIFF: Pop Aye (M) 102 mins No Free Tickets

Tue 6:00PM

NZIFF: Summer 1993 (TBC) 97 mins No Free Tickets

Mon 12:00PM

NZIFF: The Beguiled (TBC) 94 mins No Free Tickets

Fri 8:15PM

NZIFF: The Farthest (TBC) 121 mins No Free Tickets

Sun 11:30AM

NZIFF: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (TBC) 125 mins No Free Tickets

Fri 3:30PM

NZIFF: The Lost City Of Z (M) 141 mins No Free Tickets

Thu 3:15PM

Sat 8:00PM

NZIFF: The Otherside Of Hope (TBC) 98 mins No Free Tickets

Mon 2:00PM

NZIFF: The Untamed (TBC) 100 mins No Free Tickets

Mon 7:45PM

SGFF - Arrietty - Japanese Version (G) 94 mins No Free Tickets

Sun 3:30PM

SGFF - Howl's Moving Castle - English Version (PG) 114 mins No Free Tickets

Sat 6:00PM

SGFF - My Neighbor Totoro - English Version (G) 86 mins No Free Tickets

Fri 8:30PM

SGFF - Porco Rosso - Japanese Version (PG) 93 mins No Free Tickets

Thu 6:00PM

Film Synopsis
My Year With Helen (E)
A behind-the-scenes human view of the inner workings of global power.
NZIFF: Summer 1993 (TBC)
Catalan director Carla Simón’s award-winning dramatisation of her own experience as a six-year-old orphan adjusting to a new life in the country features the most remarkable and mesmerising child performances in years.
NZIFF: The Otherside Of Hope (TBC)
A Syrian stowaway lands up in Helsinki and finds refuge working in the worst restaurant in town in this funny, gorgeously filmed new tragicomedy from Finland hangdog maestro, Aki Kaurismäki.
NZIFF: 20th Century Women (TBC)
Annette Bening captivates as a single mother enlisting Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning to help raise her 15-year-old son in this funny, nuanced memoir of late-70s lifestyles from director Mike Mills (Beginners).
NZIFF: The Beguiled (TBC)
Colin Farrell plays a wounded Civil War mercenary under the care of a commune of young women, led by Nicole Kidman, in Sofia Coppola’s beautiful, feminist take on Don Siegel’s 1971 Southern Gothic psychodrama.
NZIFF: Pop Aye (M)
This quietly charming, slightly surreal road movie features a bromance between an over-the-hill architect and his long-lost pet elephant as they escape Bangkok and head back to their village hometown.
NZIFF: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (TBC)
Reuniting with his Lobster director, Colin Farrell plays a surgeon, husband and father of two whose placid domestic life is slowly, insidiously disrupted by the persistent demands of a teenage stalker.
NZIFF: A Date For Mad Mary (TBC)
Sent only a single invitation, dry, sarcastic, maddening Mary (marvellous Seána Kerslake) sets out to find a date for her best friend’s wedding in this barbed and funny Irish romcom.
NZIFF: Frantz (TBC)
This elegantly mounted drama explores regeneration in the aftermath of World War I through the complex relationship of a young German woman (Anna Beer) and a French soldier (Pierre Niney) brought together by shared loss.
NZIFF: Loveless (TBC)
Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) won the Cannes Jury Prize for his stark and gripping tale of a divorcing couple caught in a missing-child procedural.
NZIFF: Call Me By Your Name (TBC)
This gorgeous and moving adaptation of André Aciman’s acclaimed novel, directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet as lovers in sun-kissed northern Italy.
NZIFF: Good Time (TBC)
In this adrenalised Cannes sensation from guerrilla-filmmaker siblings Josh and Benny Safdie, Robert Pattinson is riveting as a small-time criminal on a frantic nocturnal odyssey to break his brother out of custody.
NZIFF: My Life As A Courgette (PG)
This soulful and subversive Oscar-nominated feature uses stop-motion animation to tell the story of an orphan named Courgette. From the key animator on Fantastic Mr Fox, and adapted for the screen by Girlhood’s Céline Sciamma
NZIFF: House Of Z (TBC)
The meteoric rise, fall and rise again of the prodigiously talented fashion designer Zac Posen is documented with sympathy and a little suspense in a many-storied documentary, packed full of his splendid creations.
NZIFF: The Farthest (TBC)
The incredible journey of the Voyager spaceship is retraced by the women and men closest to the action in this exhilarating big-screen documentary.
SGFF - Arrietty - Japanese Version (G)
In this whimsical adventure, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty lives under the floorboards of a sprawling mansion set in a magical, overgrown garden with her father and mother. Arrietty and her family live by borrowing. Everything they have, they borrow or make from the things they have borrowed from the old lady who lives in the mansion.
SGFF - Porco Rosso - Japanese Version (PG)
Hayao Miyazaki's (Spirited Away) animated children's adventure about Porco, a veteran WWI pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like a pig.
SGFF - Howl's Moving Castle - English Version (PG)
Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. After this chance meeting she is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl's magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Markl, Howl's apprentice, and a hot-headed fire demon named Calcifer.
SGFF - My Neighbor Totoro - English Version (G)
Two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, have moved with their father into a new home in the country, while their mother recovers from illness in a nearby hospital. To their surprise, they soon discover that they share this home with some rather unusual creatures and even stranger neighbours - forest guardians that the girls dub Totoro. When trouble occurs, their new friends will help them rediscover hope.
NZIFF: Maudie (TBC)
Sally Hawkins delivers an unforgettable performance as Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis, irrepressible despite arthritis and a churlish husband (Ethan Hawke), in this gently flowing biopic set in the 1930s.
NZIFF: The Lost City Of Z (M)
Charlie Hunnam makes a commanding flawed hero as British Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett in a sweeping giant screen epic, filmed with rare intelligence by writer/director James Gray. With Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson.
NZIFF: Faces Places (TBC)
In this utterly charming documentary, octogenarian French director Agnès Varda takes to the road with the young photo-muralist JR, creating artworks, looking up old friends and finding new ones.
NZIFF: A Fantastic Woman (M)
Rising Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) celebrates the endurance of a woman under suspicion of murder in a film that heralds a stellar debut for transgender actress Daniela Vega.
NZIFF: Kim Dotcom - Caught In The Web (E)
As Annie Goldson’s impressively detailed documentary clearly sets out the battle between Dotcom and the US Government and entertainment industry, it goes to the heart of ownership, privacy and piracy in the digital age.
NZIFF: Mountain (TBC)
A spectacular musical and cinematic collaboration, Jennifer Peedom’s new movie exalts the spellbinding force of the world’s great mountains – and the power they exercise over the human imagination.
NZIFF: Citizen Jane Battle For The City (TBC)
This fascinating documentary about urban planning considers the continuing relevance of the showdown, half a century ago, between the activist Jane Jacobs and the Trumpian Robert Moses: a fight for the future of New York.
NZIFF: New Zealands Best 2017 (R16)
Help give the year’s best New Zealand short films the homegrown recognition they deserve by voting for your favourite at this screening.
NZIFF: I Am Not A Witch (PG)
Set in Zambia, the birthplace of writer-director Rungano Nyoni, this strange, engrossing feature addresses the continuing marginalisation of ‘witches’ and revolves around a nine-year-old girl accused of witchcraft.
NZIFF: Let The Sunshine In (R13)
Juliette Binoche lights up every frame of Claire Denis’ frank and rueful dramedy of romantic hope springing eternal, written in collaboration with the controversially confessional novelist and playwright Christine Angot.
NZIFF: I Am Not Your Negro (TBC)
This Oscar-nominated documentary draws an astonishing, challenging and utterly contemporary examination of race in the United States entirely from the writings and interview footage of civil rights icon James Baldwin.
NZIFF: Blue (TBC)
Filmed over two years in Indonesia, the Philippines, Hawaii and Australia, this beautifully crafted wake-up call to the state of the earth’s oceans profiles inspiring individuals working to preserve and protect marine life.
NZIFF: Brigsby Bear (TBC)
This weird and wonderful indie comedy stars Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney as a man totally obsessed with a TV show about a bear saving the world. Also starring Greg Kinnear, Mark Hamill, Claire Danes.
NZIFF: 100 Men (M)
100 Men reflects on 40 years of gay history via a countdown of Kiwi filmmaker Paul Oremland’s most memorable shags, featuring candid and moving interviews with past lovers.
NZIFF: The Untamed (TBC)
Love triangle drama and erotic bio-sci-fi thrills meet in a truly bizarre exploration of oppressive machismo and liberating sexual abandon from Mexican director Amat Escalante.