AFS 2011: Pedro Costa’s Fontaínhas Trilogy

The Auckland Film Society is screening three films by the Portugese filmmaker Pedro Costa, starting with his 1997 film Ossos (Bones) on Monday May 30th, and continuing with No Quarto da Vanda (In Vanda’s Room) and Juventude em Marcha (Colossal Youth) in June. Continue reading AFS 2011: Pedro Costa’s Fontaínhas Trilogy

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AFS 2011: The New World

The Auckland Film Society is showing Terrence Malick’s poetic masterpiece The New World tonight. The film is essentially a re-telling of the Pocahontas myth: the prisoner John Smith (Colin Farrell) arrives with the colonists at Jamestown in 1607. After he’s pardoned and given a new lease on life, he is chosen to meet with chief Powhatan and negotiate for supplies. He notices the chief’s daughter … Continue reading AFS 2011: The New World

Auckland Film Society 2011 Season

The 2011 season of the Auckland Film Society gets underway tonight at the Academy Cinemas on Lorne St with a 1977 film starring Isabelle Huppert. Claude Goretta’s La Dentellière (The Lacemaker) is one of three films in the festival’s 2011 programme featuring a lead performance from Huppert. The other two are Bernard Tavernier’s Coup de Torchon (Clean Slate)—an adaptation of The Killer Inside Me author … Continue reading Auckland Film Society 2011 Season