New Zealand Film Festival 2012

24 Feb

The embassy of New Zealand, together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Shangri-la Plaza is now bringing the best full-length and short films from New Zealand. The festival will run from February 23 to 28, 2012 at Shang Cineplex in Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

Take a peek on the lined-up films for New Zealand Film Festival 2012:
Full Length:
  • Eagle vs. Shark – tells the tale of two misfits who come together to overcome their shortcomings and discover the inner beauty.
  • In My Father’s Den – narrates the journey of a war photographer who returns to his New Zealand hometown to face his haunting past.
  • The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls – chronicles the lives of the world’s only comedic, country-singing, dancing, and yodeling twin sisters.
  • Sione’s Wedding – four immature guys attempt to change their ways to find their perfect match.
  • Whale Rider – A young woman is denied her rightful place as a tribal chief.
  • Second-Hand Wedding – a wedding ceremony is in peril because of a mother’s bargain-hunting obsession.
  • Boy – shows a young boy who idolizes Michael Jackson and his absent father.
  • No. 2 – narrates the tale of Nanna Maria, an old woman who demands that her grandchildren give her a lavish feast on the day she’s expected to name her successor.

Short Films:

  • Coffee and Allah – a story of a young Muslim woman who overcomes relocation by connecting with people through her faith, love for coffee, and badminton;
  • Noise Control – an animated feature about a rooster who pays the price for keeping his neighbors awake;
  • Tama Tu – which shows soldiers trying to distract themselves from the reminders of war surrounding them
  • Take 3 – features three Asian actresses who find themselves playing uncomfortable and stereotypical Asian roles.


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