Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival


August 10–11, 2016

ITR Auditorium


Spain 2016
Pedro Almodóvar
In Spanish with English subtitles

Straight from its Cannes Competition berth, Pedro Almodóvar’s new film elegantly elides three short stories by Alice Munro. Moving between past and present, he explores the emotional journey of his heroine as she embarks on a long and revealing letter to her estranged daughter – a letter filled with regret, guilt and love.

“When we first see the middle-aged Julieta, played by Emma Suárez, she’s dressed head to toe in bright red, and in Almodóvar’s impeccably designed, colour-coordinated world, that means something. When we first see her younger self, played by Adriana Ugarte, she’s decked out all in bright blue, and the film is a steady cataloguing of how blue became red, of the ways in which the one woman transformed into the other and learned to accept the hurt of the world.” — Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

“This deceptively tamped-down film may not have the audacity and emotional force of an Almodóvar masterpiece, but it reveals his mastery nonetheless. His manipulation of time frames, his sly infusions of comedy and his flawless direction of his actors – all merge together with the dexterity of an artist who doesn’t need to wow us to earn our love.” — Justin Chang, LA Times

 Julieta is a guilt-soaked pleasure… it’s like an unexpectedly dry martini in a dazzling Z-stem glass.” — Tim Robey, The Telegraph

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 96 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts

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