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Film Festivals 2011

Hoyts, Northlands was the Christchurch venue for this years International Film Festival, so grateful to Hoyts that Christchurch had a Film Festival at all... Most of the films shown at the 2011 festival have now found their way onto the DVD or Blu-ray format and are available for rental. To assemble your Personal Film Festival, simply scroll the candidates below for your consideration. Highlights include "Drive", the fascinating "How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr Forster", the acclaimed "Incendies" and from old maestro's Lars Von Trier comes "Melancholia" and Wim Wenders delivers with "Pina". The "Add to My Picks" function at the top right of you screen on any film page my prove useful at this time.

13 Assassins (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Yusuke Iseya, Takayuki Yamada, Tsuyoshi Ihara

Acclaimed cult director Takashi Miike's remake of the 1963 Japanese film delivers a bravado period action piece set at the end of Japan's feudal era.... Read more

A Cat in Paris (2010)

7/10
Director: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli

By day, a childs beloved companion& by night, a rooftop-roaming thief! Meet Dino, a common house cat who lives a double life. Hes the loyal pet of Z... Read more

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011)

7.1/10
Director: Sally Rowe
Starring: Paul Liebrandt

Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world. So prodigious is his talent that New York Times food critic Will... Read more

A Separation (2011)

8.3/10
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi

Iranian drama, winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2011. "A... Read more

Another Earth ( DVD, Blu-ray ) (2011)

7/10
Director: Mike Cahill
Starring: Brit Marling, William Mapother

The discovery of a planet orbiting - and very closely resembling - Earth is just the opening provocation of this unique sci-fi drama, which finds a yo... Read more

Another Year (2010)

7.3/10
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight

Writer/director Mike Leigh's moving and comic drama follows a year in the life of long-married couple Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen), who... Read more

Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)

6.9/10
Director: Dover Kosashvili
Starring: Jeremy Swift, Fiona Glascott, Tobias Menzies, Niall Buggy, Andrew Scott, Michell...

The passion between aristocrat Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and Nadia (Fiona Glascott), his married lover, cools shortly after the two retreat to an idyllic... Read more

Armadillo (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Janus Metz

Offering a unique glimpse into the international war against the Taliban, filmmaker Janus Metz's harrowing documentary follows a platoon of Danish sol... Read more

Arrietty (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Aka "The Secret World of Arrietty". Mary Norton's novel "The Borrowers" gets an anime updating in this fun family tale co-written by Hayao Miyazaki. A... Read more

Arrietty ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Aka "The Secret World of Arrietty". Mary Norton's novel "The Borrowers" gets an anime updating in this fun family tale co-written by Hayao Miyazaki. A... Read more