NZIFF 2021 at the LUMIERE


Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival has revealed its full programme for Christchurch and Wellington. The garden city opens this year’s nationwide festival at the Lumiere and Isaac Theatre Royal on Friday 29 October running thru November 14th.

“We are delighted that even at level 2 we can screen our outstanding 2021 programme to Cantabrians and Wellingtonians in a safe environment this November. Cancelling Auckland was a big blow – one that we share with fellow arts and culture organisations around the country who’ve been hugely impacted by this latest Delta outbreak,” says Festival Director Marten Rabarts

We hope that Kiwis will now rally behind the film festival and show their support by coming out to see the stunning line-up of films that we’ll be presenting”

“As well as having a fantastic collection of New Zealand films, our international selection is jam-packed with award-winning, critically acclaimed films from around the globe that we can’t wait to share with audiences.”

Ticket Information
Online Sales and Counter Sales Commence Thursday 14th for all screenings at the Lumiere.
We are unable offer telephone reservations this year regretfully. The Lumiere booking office will be open for Festival from 10am thru 5.30pm daily.

Ticket Prices
ADULTS $19.00  STUDENTS / CONCESSIONS /FILM SOC /INDUSTRY GUILD $17.00  SENIORS $13.50  CHILD (u15) $13.00
For Group Bookings please contact operations@lumierecinemas.co.nz, we have discounts available for 20 plus tickets at $15.00 
NZIFF Five Trip Passes at $80.00 are available to purchase at the Lumiere and at the Isaac Theatre Royal and are inter-changeable between venues for counter bookings.

There are strictly no complimentaries accepted, Lumiere vouchers (trip cards etc) cannot be redeemed for the duration of the film festival unfortunately.

For those with limited mobility we ask you to phone ahead 03 3650066 for any additional assistance required.

Under level 2 restrictions we kindly ask you to wear masks in the foyer spaces of the venue. Masks are not manditory whilst in the auditoriums but we encourage use at the same time.

Finally, do enjoy the festival and how lucky are we to have it here in Christchurch huh?


LUMIERE SCREENINGS - Scroll down and discover the light fantastic!

NZIFF - 'Til Kingdom Come

77 mins | Rated E

Friday October 29
Monday November 01
Saturday November 06

NZIFF - A Mild Touch of Cancer

84 mins | Rated E

Friday November 05
Saturday November 06

NZIFF - After Love

89 mins | Rated M

Sunday October 31
Thursday November 11
Thursday November 04
Sunday November 14

NZIFF - Animation for Kids

65 mins | Rated TBC

Sunday October 31

NZIFF - Apples

91 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Apples

91 mins | Rated M

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Saturday October 30
Monday November 08
Tuesday November 09
Sunday November 14

NZIFF - Bad Luck Banging

107 mins | Rated R18

Wednesday November 03
Saturday November 06

NZIFF - Beau Travail

93 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Beginning

130 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF - Beginning

130 mins | Rated R16

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Monday November 01
Sunday November 07
Thursday November 11

NZIFF - Bergman Island

113 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Blue Bayou

119 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Blue Bayou

119 mins | Rated M

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Tuesday November 02
Wednesday November 03
Saturday November 06

NZIFF - Catch the Fair One

85 mins | Rated R16

Monday November 01
Tuesday November 02
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - Compartment No. 6

107 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 04

NZIFF - Crock of Gold:

124 mins | Rated TBC

NZIFF - Crock of Gold:

124 mins | Rated TBC

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Friday October 29
Wednesday November 03

NZIFF - Cryptozoo

95 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF - Cryptozoo

95 mins | Rated R16

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Friday November 05
Wednesday November 10
Sunday October 31
Monday November 01
Thursday November 04

NZIFF - El Planeta

81 mins | Rated M

Saturday November 13

NZIFF - Escape from Mogadishu

121 mins | Rated R13

Friday October 29
Wednesday November 10

NZIFF - Firestarter

96 mins | Rated M

Sunday October 31
Friday November 05

NZIFF - Gagarine

99 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Gagarine

99 mins | Rated M

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Friday October 29
Saturday October 30
Thursday November 11

NZIFF - Great Freedom

117 mins | Rated R18

NZIFF - Great Freedom

117 mins | Rated R18

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Monday November 01
Saturday November 06
Sunday November 14
Wednesday November 10
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - Hit the Road

93 mins | Rated M

Tuesday November 02
Wednesday November 10
Sunday November 14

NZIFF - Hive

84 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Hive

84 mins | Rated M

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Sunday October 31
Thursday November 04
Wednesday November 10
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - I Carry You with Me

112 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 04
Friday November 05
Sunday November 07
Tuesday November 09

NZIFF - Language Lessons

92 mins | Rated M

Saturday October 30
Friday November 05
Tuesday November 09
Sunday October 31
Wednesday November 03
Wednesday November 10

NZIFF - Mandibles

77 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Mandibles

77 mins | Rated M

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Saturday October 30
Tuesday November 02
Wednesday November 10
Thursday November 11

NZIFF - Milked

90 mins | Rated E

NZIFF - Milked

90 mins | Rated E

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Tuesday November 09

NZIFF - Miss Marx

107 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Miss Marx

107 mins | Rated M

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Wednesday November 03
Sunday November 14

NZIFF - Murina

92 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Murina

92 mins | Rated M

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Saturday October 30
Tuesday November 02
Thursday November 04

NZIFF - My Father and Me

97 mins | Rated M

Tuesday November 02
Wednesday November 03
Friday November 05

NZIFF - My Name Is Gulplil

106 mins | Rated M

Saturday October 30
Monday November 08
Wednesday November 10

NZIFF - Never Gonna Snow Again

113 mins | Rated M

Tuesday November 09
Thursday November 11
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - New Order

88 mins | Rated R18

NZIFF - New Order

88 mins | Rated R18

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NZIFF - New Zealand's Best 2021

85 mins | Rated TBC

Sunday November 07
Tuesday November 09

NZIFF - Night Raiders

101 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 11
Friday November 12

NZIFF - Notturno

100 mins | Rated TBC

NZIFF - Notturno

100 mins | Rated TBC

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Thursday November 04
Sunday November 07
Thursday November 11

NZIFF - Patu!

113 mins | Rated PG

NZIFF - Patu!

113 mins | Rated PG

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NZIFF - President

116 mins | Rated E

NZIFF - President

116 mins | Rated E

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Saturday November 06
Tuesday November 09
Tuesday November 02
Wednesday November 03
Wednesday November 10

NZIFF - Signed, Theo Schoon

100 mins | Rated E

Wednesday November 10
Thursday November 11
Wednesday November 03
Saturday November 06
Sunday November 07
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - Stray

73 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Stray

73 mins | Rated M

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Tuesday November 02
Thursday November 04
Friday November 12

NZIFF - Sun Children

99 mins | Rated PG

Sunday October 31
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - Swan Song

106 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Swan Song

106 mins | Rated M

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Sunday October 31
Wednesday November 03

NZIFF - Sweat

107 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF - Sweat

107 mins | Rated R16

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Tuesday November 02
Friday November 05
Sunday November 14

NZIFF - Ted K

120 mins | Rated TBC

NZIFF - Ted K

120 mins | Rated TBC

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Sunday October 31
Wednesday November 03
Friday November 05

NZIFF - The Innocents

117 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF - The Innocents

117 mins | Rated R16

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Sunday October 31
Friday November 05
Thursday November 11

NZIFF - The Killing of Two Lovers

85 mins | Rated TBC

Monday November 01
Saturday November 06
Friday November 12
Friday October 29
Saturday October 30
Tuesday November 02
Monday November 08

NZIFF - The Painted Bird

170 mins | Rated R18

Saturday October 30
Monday November 08
Sunday November 14

NZIFF - The Reason I Jump

84 mins | Rated E

Monday November 08
Friday November 12
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - There Is No Evil

151 mins | Rated TBC

Saturday October 30
Monday November 08
Thursday November 11
Friday November 12

NZIFF - Tigers (Tigrar)

117 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 04
Saturday November 06
Tuesday November 09
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - To Chiara

120 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - To Chiara

120 mins | Rated M

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Friday November 05
Saturday November 06
Sunday November 14
Tuesday November 09
Saturday November 13
Saturday October 30
Friday November 12

NZIFF - Writing with Fire

92 mins | Rated E

Friday October 29
Sunday November 07

NZIFF - Written on the Wind

99 mins | Rated R16

Sunday November 14

NZIFF- Snakeskin

92 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF- Snakeskin

92 mins | Rated R16

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Tuesday November 09