NZIFF Presents
NZ International Film Festival

Thu 8 August - Sun 25 August 2019

The Isaac Theatre Royal is absolutely thrilled to host the Christchurch screenings for the NZIFF alongside Lumière Cinemas

This years line up looks absolutely incredible with the NZIFF not failing to deliver everything from horror, documentary to comedy. 

Some of the highlights we are looking forward to watching are below. 

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love 2019

Directed by Nick Broomfield MUSIC & DANCE

A deep dive into the myth of Leonard Cohen, the singer’s defining relationship with Marianne Ihlen, and prolific documentarian Nick Broomfield’s own personal connection to Cohen’s famous lover and muse. 

Herbs: Songs of Freedom 2019

Directed by Tearepa Kahi AOTEAROA

Director Tearepa Kahi’s follow-up to the infectious Poi E is a rousing celebration of Pacific reggae legends Herbs, the band’s members and its action as an inspiring musical front for social rights and harmony.

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut 2019

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola RETRO

Welcome back to the jungle with Brando, Duvall, Fishburne and Hopper for Francis Ford Coppola’s final – and finest – version of the ultimate Vietnam War epic.

Come to Daddy 2019

Directed by Ant Timpson BIG NIGHTS

Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie and Madeleine Sami lead Kiwi director (and NZIFF/Incredibly Strange programmer) Ant Timpson’s deranged comic thriller about a father-son reunion that goes very, very south.

The Biggest Little Farm 2018

Directed by John Chester FRAMING REALITY

A city slicker couple turned progressive eco-farmers transform a barren orchard into a thriving landscape in this inspirational sustainability documentary.



We present the films screening at the Isaac Theatre Royal for the 2019 programme:

Upcoming performances

Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1
Sat 24 August 2019
10:00 am
Andrei Rublev
Sat 24 August 2019
11:30 am
Sat 24 August 2019
3:15 pm
Sorry We Missed You
Sat 24 August 2019
6:45 pm
Sat 24 August 2019
8:15 pm
Animation for Kids 8+
Sun 25 August 2019
10:30 am
Sun 25 August 2019
12:15 pm
Sun 25 August 2019
2:30 pm
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Sun 25 August 2019
5:00 pm
The Whistlers
Sun 25 August 2019
7:45 pm