Annually in June through to August, The Lumičre Reader reports from the New Zealand International Film Festivals in earnest. Dispatches include the ongoing review of films, daily columns filed during the festival by Auckland and Wellington correspondents, interviews with visiting filmmakers, and our concluding post-festival wrap. An overview of this year’s coverage continues below.



The following short synopses (A-Z) link to corresponding features and reviews published during the course of The Lumičre Reader’s film festival coverage.

Key Features:
» NZIFF 2008: In Review, by Tim Wong.
» Eleven Unreleased Festival Films, by Steve Garden.
» Edward Yang’s Taipei Stories, by Steve Garden.

Interviews by Brannavan Gnanalingam:
» Adam Wingard on Pop Skull
» Yung Chang on Up the Yangtze
» Benjamin Gilmour on Son of a Lion
» Kathy Dudding on The Return
» Gregory King on A Song of Good

Related Reading:
» Review past NZIFF reports, 2004-2007.
» Dispatches from NZIFF ’08, including new festival-inspired illustration.
» First Impressions on the NZIFF ’08 programme.