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WISH I WAS HERE 

Zach Braff directs, co-scripts and leads this Kickstarter-funded comedy drama about fatherhood, following up his 2004 feature filmmaking debut Garden State. Caught at a crossroads, a struggling mid-30s actor looks to realign his career, clean up his life and focus on his family. Co-stars Kate Hudson, Josh Gad (Jobs) and Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory).

Starring: Zach BraffKate HudsonJosh GadJoey KingJim Parsons,Ashley Greene Directed by Zach Braff (\'Garden State\') Written by Zach BraffAdam J. Braff

Comedy, Drama | 2hr 00mins | Country of Origin: USA |


 

Sometimes doing right means doing wrong.

Independent crime-drama set in Auckland, following a teenager (Beulah Koale) trying to care for his drug-dependent mother. His plight introduces him to three men who make great promises, but even greater risks. This is the feature debut of writer-director Rene Naufahu. The Last Saint was largely independently funded, circumventing the tradional funding bodies available in New Zealand.

 

Starring: Beulah KoaleSophia HuybensJoy VaeleCalvin TuteaoXavier HoranJoe Naufahu Directed by Rene Naufahu (feature debut, TV\'s \'The Market\')

Written by Rene Naufahu 

Drama | 1hr 51mins | R16 | Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material | Country of Origin: New Zealand | Official Site


THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES  

Danish police thriller following prickly detective Carl Mørckis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Angels & Demons) as he heads up a newly established cold case division. Despite being under explicit orders to keep his head down, he quickly reopens the mysterious case of a Copenhagen politician who vanished from a ferry five years ago... Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen\'s best-selling Department Q series of novels, adapted for the screen by the screenwriter of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the director of TV\'s Borgen.

Starring: Nikolaj Lie KaasFares FaresSonja Richter Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard (\'Klown\', TV\'s \'Borgen\') Written by Nikolaj ArcelJussi Adler-Olsen (based on Jussi Adler-Olsen\'s novel Kvinden i buret)

Mystery, Thriller | 1hr 33mins |R16 Violence, offensive language, sex scenes and content that may disturb | Country of Origin: Denmark, Germany, Sweden | Language: Danish and Swedish with English subtitles


20 000 DAYS ON EARTH   

Innovative mix of fiction and documentary essay with Nick Cave as both subject and co-conspirator, portraying the Australian musician\'s artistic process and combining it with a narrative of his 20,000th day on Earth. The feature debut from British visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who took home the World Cinema (Documentary) award for directing at Sundance 2014.

"Nick Cave has long been one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in the music and film world. 20,000 Days on Earth enhances his mystique... The film weaves two parallel narrative threads. The first is a cinematic portrait of Cave\'s 20,000th day, created through a series of staged, but not scripted, scenes and encounters. The second looks in depth at his creativity - from writing through recording and rehearsal to performance... Ultimately, 20,000 Days reaches beyond Cave to ask all of us how many days we\'ve been alive and what use we\'ve made of that time." (Sundance Film Festival

Starring: Nick CaveKylie MinogueRay Winstone Directed by Iain ForsythJane Pollard (feature debuts) Written by Nick CaveIain ForsythJane Pollard

Festivals & Awards World Cinema (Documentary) Director and Editing Award at Sundance Film Festival 2014

Documentary, Drama | 1hr 38mins | M | Offensive language and nudity | Country of Origin: UK | Official Site


 

In a New Zealand coastal town, a community lives peacefully. In the lee of their treasured mountain, 
Te Maunga
, the residents move at a leisurely pace. 

Local postman NED passes the hours inventing musical sub-genres. Resident cop TIPENE spends more time fishing than crime-fighting. The hardest decision for DAVE is whether to make pottery or go surfing while his ever-patient wifeMAREEKA enjoys the serenity of their surrounds.

But this idyllic life comes to an abrupt end when Ned delivers a fateful letter that could change their lives forever.

It announces the arrival of multi-national mining corporation,Golia Minerals, who are questing for gold. 
The tightly-woven community is torn between those who welcome the promise of prosperity and those who oppose the mining of their sacred mountain.

Whether through passive action or brazen defiance of the law, one thing\'s for sure – unless they can come together 
as a unified front, they\'ll loose what\'s most precious to 
them – their community and the land it dwells on.

The Z-Nail Gang seamlessly weaves heart-warming characters into a community, environmental themes into a comedy, and erupts a dormant Maunga into the home of a real-life action adventure like no other. Some things really are worth more than gold.

Starring: Erroll ShandTanya HoroVanessa RareMalachi WhitePaul Ballard,Coben Storer-GotoJim McLarty Directed by Anton Steel (feature debut) Written by Anton Steel

 

Comedy, Drama, True Story | 1hr 24mins | M | Violence, offensive language and drug use | Country of Origin: New Zealand 


VENUS IN FUR 

Filmmaking legend Roman Polanski adapts David Ives’ two-person stage drama about an actress who engages in a power struggle with a director as she attempts to convince him that she’s perfect for the role in his upcoming production. FeaturesThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric in the lead roles. Nominated for the Palme d\'Or at Cannes 2013.

Starring: Emmanuelle SeignerMathieu Amalric

Directed by Roman Polanski (\'The Pianist\', \'Carnage\', \'Rosemary\'s Baby\', \'Chinatown\')

Written by Roman Polanski (based on the stageplay by David Ives)

Drama, World Cinema | 1hr 46mins | R16 | Offensive language and sexual themes | Country of Origin: France, Poland | Language: French with English subtitles


 


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