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BYE BYE MORONS A woman finds out that she is seriously ill and decides to find the child she was forced to abandon when she was a teen. She forms an unlikely alliance with a man having a mid-life crisis, and a blind archivist prone to over-enthusiasm, and the trio set off on a search mission. French comedy drama. Virginie Efira. PREMIERES 1ST  SEE MORE THE GODMOTHER An underpaid, overworked translator for the police narcotics unit takes an unexpected chance to change her life. Using her insider knowledge, and police resources, she reinvents herself as a flamboyant drug lord, staying ahead of the cops until, one day... French crime-thriller dark comedy. Isabelle Huppert. PREMIERES 15TH  SEE MORE WAITING FOR ANYA Inspired by the actions of French villagers during WWII, who helped Jewish children escape the Nazis by smuggling them across the mountains into Spain. Based on the popular YA book by Michael Morpurgo – a sincere, but over-simplified lesson about the Holocaust era for a younger audience. Noah Schnapp, Tómas Lemarquis, Jean Reno, Anjelica Huston. Four Drivers, Four stories. One race. A fast paced and intimate documentary focusing on the lives of the drivers on and off the track – Scott Dixon, Bruno Senna, Memo Rojas, Jules Gounon – and their journey to the pinnacle of sportscar racing, the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”: 24 Hours of Le Mans. PREMIERES 29TH  SEE MORE THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING New Zealand film – feature story page 12 PREMIERES 29TH  SEE MORE PREMIERES 22ND  SEE MORE BECOME WHO YOU ARE

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LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE DATING AMBER Set in Ireland during the mid- 90s, when homosexuality had only just been decriminalised, Eddie & Amber’s friendship blossoms when they start ‘fake dating’ in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their their faux romance begins to fall apart as their journeys of self-acceptance diverge. Poignant, honest and funny depiction of the angst and awkwardness that can be a part of teenagers’ struggles with finding their identity. PREMIERES 8TH  SEE MORE JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, JIFF NZ NZ premieres of six Israeli & Jewish themed films screening in Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch 22nd July–4th August; Dunedin 5th– 15th August.  SEE MORE

Bye Bye Morons Premieres 1st

Waiting For Anya Premieres 22nd

The Godmother Premieres 15th

Become Who You Are Premieres 29th

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