Cinema of New Zealand


After watching two editions of the Kung Fu Panda franchise take an estimated 760 million yuan (HK$926.5 million) combined at the domestic box office, China's film industry has decided enough is enough - and sought help.

Sunday, 11 September, 2011, 12:00am

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Directed by The Lord of the Rings' Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones (HBO, today at 9pm) is based on the best-selling book by Alice Sebold, and is told from the perspective of Susie Salmon (right; Saoirse Ronan, Atonement), a 14-year-old suburban girl who is raped and murdered by a neighbour on her way home from school.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

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After he broke just about every box-office record around the globe, introduced the world to the marketing possibilities of hobbits, elves and dwarves, and waltzed off with a best director Oscar to boot, it would have taken a brave studio executive not to greenlight whatever film Peter Jackson felt like doing next.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

NZ directors make the world sit up and watch

Robert Sarkies' new movie, Out of the Blue, has spent the past few months travelling to film festivals around the world, a journey that began at the Toronto event and culminated with its appearance at the Hong Kong International Film Festival this week.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Audiences won't be easily fooled

I REFER to the letter from H. Wailes, of Waverley, Australia, headlined, ''BBC right'' (South China Morning Post, May 29).

Might I suggest that if the Aussies are going to claim that films are theirs, they should get their facts straight.

The facts regarding Jane Campion's The Piano are as follows: The film was wholly funded by CIBY2000, a French company.

5 Jun 1993 - 12:00am