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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy | NZ

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | 121 Mins | M

WINNER of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize –  71st Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding. WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY explores three female-centred short stories thematically linked by coincidence, regret, and imagination.

Tickets | Cinemas below:

Matakana Cinemas

Rialto Newmarket, Auckland | Preview Screenings June 3-6
Academy Cinemas, Auckland | Preview Screenings June 3-6

Capitol Theatre, […]

Drive My Car | NZ

WINNER of Best International Picture at The ACADEMY AWARDS | OSCARS

Based on the Haruki Murakami story.
Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR charts a winding road trip through love, loss, truth and peace.

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900.

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | MA15+ […]

Tickets | Cinemas below:
Anzac Theatre,

Drive My Car. Reviews and Quotes

★★★★★  a profoundly beautiful film.
Daily Telegraph

★★★★★  It is an engrossing and exalting experience.
The Guardian

★★★★★  It feels as expansive as the whole world.
Washington Post

★★★★★  It’s beautiful in every conceivable way.
San Jose Mercury News

★★★★★   Drive My Car is one of 2021’s best films
MovieFreak.com

★★★★★   …vehicular poetry of the sorrow from which we run, the collisions that awaken us, […]

Drive My Car. In AU Cinemas Now

Based on the Haruki Murakami story.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR charts a winding road trip through love, loss, truth and peace.

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | MA15+

New Zealand Tickets: See Here

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VICTORIA
Cinema Nova, Carlton
Classic Cinema, Elsternwick
Lido Cinema, Hawthorn
Cameo, Belgrave
Palace Kino, CBD
Palace Como, South Yarra
Palace Westgarth
Palace Pentridge
Palace, Brighton Bay
Palace, […]

Drive My Car | Awards

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | (MA15+) AUS | (M) NZ

Based on a story by Haruki MURAKAMI.

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WINNER of Best International Film: Oscars | Academy Awards 2022

WINNER of 9 Japanese Academy Awards including; Best Picture and Best Director.
WINNER of Best Picture Non-English Language: Golden Globes 2022.
WINNER of Best Foreign Language Film: Critics’ Choice 2022.
WINNER of Best Picture Non-English Language: BAFTAS 2022. […]

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | 121 Mins | MA15+

WINNER of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize –  71st Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding. WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY explores three female-centred short stories thematically linked by coincidence, regret, and imagination.

“In the place where dialogue and words usually end, the dialogue of this film only begin. That’s when they go deeper, […]

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn…

CTC | directed by Radu Jude | 2021 | Romania | 106 Mins

Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, BAD LUCK BANGING (OR LOONEY PORN) is an outrageous Romanian comedy satirising the sensitivities of modern culture.

Emi (Katia Pascariu), a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat when a personal sex tape is leaked to the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure.

Director Radu Jude (Aferim!) delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, […]

Three Summers

PG | directed by Sandra Kogut | 2019 | Brazil | 94 mins

A charming, funny and biting comedy from Brazil. Over the timespan of three Christmases, Three Summers charts the progress of an irrepressible housekeeper as the fortunes of her rich and corrupt employers fail. A film for everyone who loves to see the rise of the underdog.

NOW SHOWING at ACMI

Friday November 12 to Tuesday November 23

 

REVIEWS

Three Summers charts the progressive chronology of a working-class rebellion, […]

Wild Things: A Year on the Frontline of Environmental Activism

WILD THINGS follows a new generation of environmental activists hell-bent on saving their futures from the ravages of climate change.

(M) | directed by Sally Ingleton | 2020 | 89 mins

Armed only with mobile phones, this growing army of eco-warriors are mobilising against forces more powerful than themselves and saying, enough.  From chaining themselves to coal trains, sitting high in the canopy of threatened rainforest or locking onto bulldozers, their non-violent tactics are designed to generate mass action with one finger tap.

Against a backdrop of drought, […]

The Trouble With Being Born

(M) Dir. by Sandra Wollner, Austria/Germany 2020. 94 min | Drama/ Sci-Fi

Elli is an android and lives with a man she calls her father. She can recall memories of beach holidays and anything else he programs her to remember. […]

During the day they drift through the summer and at night he takes her to bed. Designed to resemble one of his memories, she seems very much alive -sometimes, she even seems to dream and yet, she remains a machine, a container for those memories that mean everything to him and nothing to her.