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Additional Film Festival screenings

Wednesday 2nd August 2006

Additional Film Festival screenings

Due to popular demand the Telecom 35th Wellington Film Festival is pleased to announce that several extra screenings have been added to the Festival programme which runs till late Sunday 6 August.

The Host
Fresh from wowing audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, this Korean hit is a full-bodied horror show that's both scary and hilarious.
“This much-hyped big-budgeter about a huge mutant tadpole that emerges from Seoul’s Han River looks headed to instant cult status.” — Variety
Friday 4 August at 3.45pm, Embassy

China Blue
A powerful documentary that may make you feel quite differently about your denim jeans, looks at the life in a Chinese garment factory through the eyes of one of its 14-year-old workers. Jasmine works from eight every morning until two the next, seven days a week, removing lint and snipping the loose threads from the seams of denim jeans. She earns 10 cents (NZ) an hour – from which the costs of food and dormitory accommodation are deducted.
This film is a must-see film for anyone interested in global politics, economics, and the socio-cultural issues of contemporary China.
Sunday 6 August at 12.30pm, Paramount

Ten Canoes

The stunning indigenous Australian feature made by Dutch expat Rolf de Heer in collaboration with traditional communities living in Raminining, in the Northern Territory. The film tells their stories and is spoken in their dialects, although David Gulpilil provides an amusingly nonchalant English narration. As a group of Aboriginal tribesmen sets out on an annual goose-egg-gathering expedition, an elder pointedly regales his restless young companion with an ancient tale about a young man desiring the youthful wife of a senior tribesman…

Ten Canoes is a celebration of the art of storytelling and of the power of stories to transcend all barriers of space, time and language.
Sunday 6 August at 12.30pm, Embassy

The Telecom 35th Wellington Film Festival runs till late on Sunday 6 August.


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