NZ Film for Manila Filmgoers

“While New Zealand may primarily be known as the setting of the Lord of the Rings franchise and having tons of sheep, one look at the lineup of the first-ever New Zealand Film Festival is enough to make you more curious about the land even farther Down Under,” the Philippine Star’s Margarita Buenaventura writes. “Inarguably the festival’s highlight is Boy, the award-winning film by Taika Waititi. Despite its idyllic charms, one can see through is colourful films and rich cinematic culture that New Zealand has a lot more to offer the world besides rich sceneries and profitable livestock.” The first New Zealand Film Festival runs from 23 February through 28 February in Manila.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…