Kapi-Mana News : August 9th 2011
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Below, Priyanka Bhonsule, Matt Dallas and Ben Goggins offer their week two picks. Apocalyptic visions ignite NZFF Weird wedding: Planets collide when Alexander Skarsgard and Kirsten Dunst seek blessed union in Melancholia. Timeless: Country-rock legend Levon Helm receives a moving portrait in Ain't In It For My Health. Cuddle time: Zoe gives Dino a hug in A Cat In Paris. Ben's pick: Melancholia, Denmark/Sweden/ France/Germany (2011) It was pretty clear to anybody who saw Lars Von Trier's last effort, Antichrist, that the impish Dane made it in a very dark frame of mind. A bleak yet beautiful horror film for adults, Antichrist gave the 2009 New Zealand Film Festival its most contentious highlight. Melancholia promises to leave a similar footprint on this year's fes- tival, if its reception at Cannes is anything to go by. Best Actress winner Kirsten Dunst plays a troubled woman from a privileged American fam- ily, struggling to maintain her sanity on her wedding day. As if her nuptials aren't stressful enough, she also has the end of the world to contend with as a newly discovered planet, Melancholia, threatens to collide with Earth. These apocalyptic visions are stunningly evoked to the strains of Wagner while the tense scenes at the wedding recep- tion bring back memories of the 1998 Dogme classic Festen. As always, Von Trier teases a strong reaction from his female lead with Dunst giving a career- best performance. Love him or hate him, it's diffi- cult to ignore Von Trier. Go decide for yourself if he deserves all the attention. Screenings: Embassy (August 11, 3.45pm, August 13, 9.15pm). Priyanka's pick: A Cat In Paris, Belgium/France (2010) I'm a Francophile so this was always going to be on my list. Plus its old-school animation moved it a couple of spaces up on the priority list. This is directors Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli's first feature-length movie, and while it's aimed at kids (nine-plus), the themes appear more mature. Dino the cat is a best friend to Zoe, who lives with her mother Jeanne and nanny Claudine in Paris. Jeanne is the city's police commissioner, which makes her a distracted mother, not least because she's on the trail of gang boss Victor Costa, who murdered Zoe's dad. At night, Dino plays stealthy companion to cat burglar Nico, a daring Robin Hood of the rooftops. When the cat and the cat bur- glar get caught up with the Costa gang, it takes the feline to put one and one together and persuade Jeanne and Zoe that the good- hearted crook is ideally placed to help them. The trailer for A Cat in Paris shows a wonderful hand-drawn vision of Paris by night, accompanied by a retro jazz score. At just over an hour with Eng- lish subtitles, the movie should keep young children and their parents engaged. There are very few seats left for the weekend sessions so get in quick. Screenings: Embassy (August 13, 11am -- subtitled); Paramount Bergman (August 14, 1pm and 3pm -- both dubbed in English). Matt's pick: Ain't In It For My Health: A Film about Levon Helm, United States (2010) Not old age nor throat cancer could keep Levon Helm from mak- ing music for long. The man, who kept the beat and bore the Southern soul of the legendary roots rockers The Band, has long been revered for his con- tributions to Americana music in the heady late 1960, early 1970s, but became musically relevant again following the release of 2007's Dirt Farmer and its follow- up Electric Dirt. Ain't In It For My Health is billed as an intimate chronicle of Helm over a three-year period, centred on his family, his music and his pastoral life in Woodstock -- an exciting proposition for any lover of Americana or American music history. His Midnight Rambles'', gigs hosted at his home studio, are the stuff of legend. You will struggle to find a musician more authentic and in- step with their reputation than Helm. He embodies old-fashioned rural sensibilities, and remains a critical connection to the rock 'n'roll windchange of 1967-68, when Bob Dylan, The Band and The Byrds headed for the sticks and came back with country-rock. Screenings: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa (August 12, 4.30pm; August 13, 3.30pm).
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