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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Another World 

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

The remarkable Vincent Lindon reunites with acclaimed writer/director Stéphane Brizé for the stunning Another World, delivering a powerhouse turn as a driven white-collar manager torn between duty to his job, his family and his principles. Lindon plays Philippe Lemesle, an executive who oversees the regional factory of an industrial multi-national. He has dedicated his life to the […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: La Traviata, My Brothers and I

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Nour, a 14-year-old boy, is enjoying the beginning of the summer holidays in the South of France. He is the youngest of four brothers. They live together in a council estate, taking turns caring for their mother who is in a coma. She used to love Italian Opera, so Nour plays it for her, and […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Madeleine Collins

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

In this psychological thriller in the Hitchcockian tradition, Virginie Efira (Bye Bye Morons) deftly embodies the troubled personality of Madeleine Collins, a woman living a double life, whose identity cracks under the weight of her own lies. The film tells the parallel stories of a woman who seems to be the perfect wife and a […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Farewell, Mr. Haffmann

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

The legendary Daniel Auteuil gives one of his most superlative screen performances in the gripping new historical drama from writer/director Fred Cavayé, based on Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s celebrated, multi Molière Award-winning play. Occupied Paris, 1941: the Jewish community is instructed to identify themselves by wearing a yellow star. Dedicated jeweller Joseph Haffmann (Auteuil), fearing the worst, […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: The Villa

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

With an all-star ensemble cast, The Villa joins the ranks of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Calendar Girls and The Intouchables, with it’s touching and oft-hilarious depiction of friendships formed against all odds. An unlikely story of friendship between Milan, a young man on parole, who is forced to work in a retirement home rather than going to jail, and a […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: A Mermaid in Paris

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

A crooner with a broken heart, Gaspard had sworn never to fall in love again. As for Lula, a pretty mermaid, she has only her singing to defend herself from men, making their hearts race until they explode. When the Seine floods and deposits Lula at the foot of the Flowerburger, the barge-cabaret where Gaspard […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Love Songs for Tough Guys

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Featuring a delicious ensemble cast led by François Damiens and Vanessa Paradis, the hilarious new romantic comedy from Samuel Benchetrit is a charmingly-affectionate fable of a disparate group of ordinary people finding love and fulfillment through an unexpected source: the arts. In the port city of Dunkirk, weary crime boss Jeff (The Belier Family’s wonderful […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Rumba Therapy

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Rumba Therapy is a feel-good comedy made by actor-turned-Director Franck Dubosc who plays Tony, a bus driver in his 50s, going through a midlife crisis. He lives alone, having abandoned his […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Hear Me Out

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Antoine, a history teacher in his early 50s, learns that he has become very hard of hearing. Unable to own up to his handicap, he resigns himself to living in […]

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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Another World 

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

The remarkable Vincent Lindon reunites with acclaimed writer/director Stéphane Brizé for the stunning Another World, delivering a powerhouse turn as a driven white-collar manager torn between duty to his job, his family […]