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Queer films at NZ Film Fest

Tomboy is screening as part of the NZ International Film Festival

Tomboy: 10-year-old Laure fools her new friends

Three outstanding queer films will screen as part of the NZ international film festival which is now on in Wellington, and we have tickets to give away to each.

This year is probably the best year for queer-related films in the history of the NZ International Film Festival, as three highly acclaimed international features visit Wellington next week.

They include French feature Tomboy, which is the story of Laure, a 10-year-old who fools her new friends into thinking she’s a boy when the family moves to a new neighbourhood. “It’s a rare trick to craft a film so uplifting, so powerful, yet remain completely committed to authentic human emotions and an admirable absence of audience manipulation,” says one review. “At once low-key yet provocative, understated yet brave, Tomboy manages to communicate to the audience in an extremely effective way without crossing the line into showiness,” says another.[Watch the trailer for Tomboy].

She Monkeys

Beauty, a co-production between France and South Africa, follows a tough, buttoned-down married Afrikaner who develops a disturbed obsession with his friends’ handsome son. Beauty won the Queer Palm D’or at Cannes this year. [Watch the trailer for Beauty].

Swedish She Monkeys is the story of teenage girls immersed in the world of competitive equestrian vaulting who are drawn to each other as friends and rivals in this sexually charged drama of adolescent power play. She Monkeys won the Best Film Award at Tribeca this year. [Watch the trailer for She Monkeys].

Each film screens a number of times in Wellington as part of the NZ International Film Festival. Check out the screening times for each film at the festival’s website.

We have a double pass to each film to give away. Simply send us an email (andy@aaronandandy.com) and let us know which film you’d like to see and why.

This competition has now closed. Congratulations to Rangimoana, Rebecca, and Mike who won double passes to our featured films from this year’s NZ International Film Festival. Enjoy!

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