NZIFF 2021 LUMIERE

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival has revealed its full programme for Christchurch and Wellington. The garden city along with Wellington and Dunedin opens this year’s nationwide festival on Friday November 5th to November 21st .

NZIFF has been working with partner venues and cinemas around the country to be able to present the festival under the new Alert Level 2 requirements in 12 towns and cities.

“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.




Please note the new festival dates are now November 5th thru 21st in Christchurch. Those who purchased via internet ticketing have had those tickets swapped over to the times advertised below. Please check in at the ticket counter to get your new tickets before the show. If you cannot make the new times just contact operations@lumierecinemas.co.nz to arrange a refund.. For those who purchased tickets at the counter we ask that you come in to exchange for the new times, the team here sincerely apologizes for the change of circumstances during these difficult times. 

NZIFF - 'Til Kingdom Come

77 mins | Rated E

Friday November 05
Monday November 08
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - A Mild Touch of Cancer

84 mins | Rated E

Friday November 12
Saturday November 13
Sunday November 07
Thursday November 18
Thursday November 11
Sunday November 21

NZIFF - Animation for Kids

65 mins | Rated TBC

Sunday November 07

NZIFF - Apples

91 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Apples

91 mins | Rated M

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Saturday November 06
Monday November 15
Tuesday November 16
Sunday November 21

NZIFF - Bad Luck Banging

107 mins | Rated R18

Monday November 08
Wednesday November 10
Saturday November 13

NZIFF - Beginning

130 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF - Beginning

130 mins | Rated R16

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Monday November 08
Sunday November 14
Thursday November 18

NZIFF - Blue Bayou

119 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Blue Bayou

119 mins | Rated M

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Tuesday November 09
Wednesday November 10
Saturday November 13
Friday November 19

NZIFF - Catch the Fair One

85 mins | Rated R16

Monday November 08
Tuesday November 09
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - Compartment No. 6

107 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 11
Sunday November 14

NZIFF - Crock of Gold:

124 mins | Rated TBC

NZIFF - Crock of Gold:

124 mins | Rated TBC

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Friday November 05
Wednesday November 10

NZIFF - Cryptozoo

95 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF - Cryptozoo

95 mins | Rated R16

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Friday November 05
Friday November 12
Wednesday November 17
Sunday November 07
Monday November 08
Thursday November 11

NZIFF - El Planeta

81 mins | Rated M

Monday November 08
Friday November 19
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - Escape from Mogadishu

121 mins | Rated R13

Friday November 05
Wednesday November 17

NZIFF - Gagarine

99 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Gagarine

99 mins | Rated M

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Friday November 05
Saturday November 06
Thursday November 18

NZIFF - Great Freedom

117 mins | Rated R18

NZIFF - Great Freedom

117 mins | Rated R18

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Monday November 08
Saturday November 13
Sunday November 21
Wednesday November 17
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - Hit the Road

93 mins | Rated M

Tuesday November 09
Wednesday November 17
Sunday November 21

NZIFF - Hive

84 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Hive

84 mins | Rated M

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Sunday November 07
Thursday November 11
Wednesday November 17
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - I Carry You with Me

112 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 11
Friday November 12
Sunday November 14
Tuesday November 16

NZIFF - Language Lessons

92 mins | Rated M

Saturday November 06
Friday November 12
Sunday November 14
Tuesday November 16
Sunday November 07
Wednesday November 10
Wednesday November 17

NZIFF - Mandibles

77 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Mandibles

77 mins | Rated M

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Saturday November 06
Tuesday November 09
Friday November 19
Wednesday November 17
Thursday November 18

NZIFF - Milked

90 mins | Rated E

NZIFF - Milked

90 mins | Rated E

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Tuesday November 16

NZIFF - Miss Marx

107 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Miss Marx

107 mins | Rated M

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Monday November 08
Wednesday November 10
Sunday November 14
Monday November 15
Sunday November 21

NZIFF - Murina

92 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Murina

92 mins | Rated M

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Saturday November 06
Tuesday November 09
Thursday November 11

NZIFF - My Father and Me

97 mins | Rated M

Tuesday November 09
Wednesday November 10
Friday November 12

NZIFF - My Name Is Gulplil

106 mins | Rated M

Saturday November 06
Monday November 15
Wednesday November 17

NZIFF - Never Gonna Snow Again

113 mins | Rated M

Tuesday November 16
Thursday November 18
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - New Order

88 mins | Rated R18

NZIFF - New Order

88 mins | Rated R18

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Friday November 05
Monday November 08

NZIFF - New Zealand's Best 2021

85 mins | Rated TBC

Sunday November 14
Tuesday November 16

NZIFF - Night Raiders

101 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 18
Friday November 19

NZIFF - Notturno

100 mins | Rated TBC

NZIFF - Notturno

100 mins | Rated TBC

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Thursday November 11
Sunday November 14
Thursday November 18

NZIFF - Patu!

113 mins | Rated PG

NZIFF - Patu!

113 mins | Rated PG

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Sunday November 14

NZIFF - President

116 mins | Rated E

NZIFF - President

116 mins | Rated E

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Saturday November 13
Tuesday November 16
Tuesday November 09
Wednesday November 10
Wednesday November 17

NZIFF - Signed, Theo Schoon

100 mins | Rated E

Wednesday November 17
Thursday November 18
Wednesday November 10
Saturday November 13
Sunday November 14
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - Stray

73 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Stray

73 mins | Rated M

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Tuesday November 09
Thursday November 11
Friday November 19

NZIFF - Sun Children

99 mins | Rated PG

Friday November 05
Sunday November 07
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - Swan Song

106 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - Swan Song

106 mins | Rated M

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Friday November 05
Sunday November 07
Wednesday November 10

NZIFF - Sweat

107 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF - Sweat

107 mins | Rated R16

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Tuesday November 09
Friday November 12
Sunday November 21

NZIFF - Ted K

120 mins | Rated TBC

NZIFF - Ted K

120 mins | Rated TBC

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Sunday November 07
Wednesday November 10
Friday November 12

NZIFF - The Innocents

117 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF - The Innocents

117 mins | Rated R16

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Sunday November 07
Friday November 12
Thursday November 18

NZIFF - The Killing of Two Lovers

85 mins | Rated TBC

Monday November 08
Saturday November 13
Friday November 19
Friday November 05
Saturday November 06
Tuesday November 09
Monday November 15

NZIFF - The Painted Bird

170 mins | Rated R18

Saturday November 06
Monday November 15
Sunday November 21

NZIFF - The Reason I Jump

84 mins | Rated E

Monday November 15
Friday November 19
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - There Is No Evil

151 mins | Rated TBC

Saturday November 06
Monday November 15
Thursday November 18
Friday November 19

NZIFF - Tigers (Tigrar)

117 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 11
Saturday November 13
Tuesday November 16
Saturday November 20

NZIFF - To Chiara

120 mins | Rated M

NZIFF - To Chiara

120 mins | Rated M

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Friday November 12
Saturday November 13
Sunday November 21
Monday November 15
Tuesday November 16
Saturday November 20
Saturday November 06
Monday November 15
Friday November 19

NZIFF - Writing with Fire

92 mins | Rated E

Friday November 05
Sunday November 14
Friday November 19

NZIFF - Written on the Wind

99 mins | Rated R16

Sunday November 21

NZIFF- Snakeskin

92 mins | Rated R16

NZIFF- Snakeskin

92 mins | Rated R16

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Tuesday November 16

NZIFF - Firestarter

96 mins | Rated M

Friday November 12