Independent Film in the Wars

An independent British film telling the story of a New Zealand WW2 hero has ignited a “trans-Atlantic row over Hollywood movie muscle.” Two Men Went to War is to be screened in a paltry 6 out of over 3,000 cinemas in the UK because its makers and distributors are unable to foot the £200,000 promotion bill. The film, praised by critics as “a cross between a classic Ealing comedy and Dad’s Army, brings to the screen the adventures of Private Leslie Cuthbertson, a 20-year-old trainee dental technician, and Sergeant Peter King, a 55-year-old New Zealander. The odd-couple mounted a two-man invasion of occupied France in 1942, two years before the official D-Day landings.


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Filmmaker Daniel Borgman Busy in Light and Shadow

Filmmaker Daniel Borgman Busy in Light and Shadow

Dunedin-born filmmaker Daniel Borgman, 31, whose latest film Resin world has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section, is now developing “a pair of high-concept…