New Zealand film fest gets going

MUMBAI: The 2010 New Zealand International Film Festival opened in Auckland yesterday night with the screening of the Italian drama I am Love with Tild Swinton.

The rest of the regional centres have got their gala openings too including Wellington that will host the world premiere of Predicament starring Tim Finn, Heath Franklin and Jemaine Clement.

Films that will be screened at the fest include Teenage Paparazzo, Four Lions, Joan Rivers : A Piece of Works, There Once Was An Island, The Room among others.

Teenage Paparazzo, a brilliant debut documentary by TV2 Entourage star Adrian Grenier, follows Adrian as he decides to see what makes the paparazzi tick - through one of the youngest photographers on the beat Austin Visschedyk.

Four Lions This film about four Muslim terrorists in the UK was always likely to divide - but judging from early reaction, it simply shows all sides as complete idiots and is immensely funny.

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, is a documentary that follows the first lady of comedy (now in her seventies) for one year.

There Once Was An Island A documentary by New Zealander Briar March who spent time on this small South Western Pacific Island that is being washed away by the sea and global warming.

The Room: Claimed as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, this film in Ant Timpson‘s Incredibly Strange section of the programme‘s garnered itself a cult following and some very excited people that it‘s finally playing in NZ after years of trying to secure it.

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