ANNUALLY in June through to August, The Lumière Reader reports from the New Zealand International Film Festival in earnest. Our 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.

Browse by month: JUNE JULY AUGUST

INTERVIEWS, by Brannavan Gnanalingam:
» Warwick Thornton on Samson and Delilah
» Directing The Strength of Water, Armagan Ballantyne
» Making Unmade Beds, with Alexis Dos Santos
» Ondi Timoner on We Live in Public
» Yes Madam, Sir: Megan Doneman on capturing Kiran Bedi
» Neil Brand on Silent Cinema
» Thomas Grube's Trip to Asia
» Finding Winnebago Man, with Ben Steinbauer
» Filming Birdsong and Waiting for Sancho, with Albert Serra and Mark Peranson
» Making Van Diemen’s Land, with Jonathan auf der Heide and Oscar Redding
» Behind The Camera on the Shore, with Grahame Tuckett

COMMENTARY, by Steve Garden:
» A speculative consideration of Lars von Trier and Antichrist
» Post-Festival Report (Part 3): In praise of slow-burning cinema
» Post-Festival Report (Part 2): Less, not MOR
» Post-Festival Report (Part 1): Poetry and Poetics
» Mid-Festival Report: Politics and other predicaments

Further Reading:
» Forward Pack: Alexander Bisley’s films that lead from the front.
» Ten Films Alexander Bisley’s most tickled about seeing at this year’s festival.
» More with Less: Jacob Powell comments on the festival programme launch.
» Revisit Lumière coverage of NZIFF 2008.
» Tim Wong appraises the 2008 Festivals.
» Steve Garden on eleven unreleased festival films in 2008.
» Review past NZIFF reports, 2004-2007.