Sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy the fruits of others’ labours for a few minutes
Honorary Kiwi Neill District Nine Blomkamp’s Chappie
Chris Pryor & Miriam Smith’s The Ground We Won had its world premiere in the NZIFF’s Autumn Events programme on the weekend, and will travel more widely soon.
With a little help from Weta, Paul Walker et al have the year’s highest earning release to date.
The Aussies are coming
Peter Weir’s 1981 Gallipoli returns this week to mark the centenary of events in Turkey
On 7 May Robert Connolly’s Paper Planes brings Sam Avatar Worthington back to NZ, alongside The Sapphires’ Deborah Mailman.
Mad Max: Fury Road, opening all over the show on 14 May, the same day it hits the Croisette for an out-of-competition screening.
Limbering up ahead of release are
I Survived A Zombie Holocaust, coming at you from all directions on 22 May.
McFarland, USA, ex-pat Kiwi Niki Caro’s addition to the canon of Kevin Costner-starring sportsman/redemption movies.
Festival fare …
Make My Movie winner Deathgasm, which last week enjoyed an extra screening at SXSW.
Opening here 21 May, here’s an early look at Sundance-winner Slow West, shot down south last year.
As usual, we’ll round off the week with a tune.
This week it’s Dennis Marsh’s Lest We Forget.
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