Montreal bound

New Plymouth-born actress Melanie Lynskey stars in the Anthony McCarten-directed Show of Hands, which has been selected for its world premiere at this year’s Montreal Film Festival. Show of Hands is based on McCarten’s novel of the same name and is set in and around a Taranaki car-yard, where an endurance competition with a difference is being staged. McCarten – whose first feature film Via Satellite was adapted from his own award-winning stage play – said: “Being officially selected for a festival like Montreal, consequently, is a great compliment and an endorsement that all the work might not have been in vain.” Show of Hands premieres in New Zealand in November. Lynskey next appears in Steven Soderbergh’s thriller, The Informant, in which she plays opposite Matt Damon.


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Cabaret Performer Sophie Koh at Centre Stage

Cabaret Performer Sophie Koh at Centre Stage

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