NEW ZEALAND ASIA PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

  • INTO THE RAINBOW 2017
    INTO THE RAINBOW 2017
  • INTO THE RAINBOW 2017
    INTO THE RAINBOW 2017
    Two young girls in New Zealand find themselves transported to China through the magical energy of a rainbow, in this colourful and action-packed 3D adventure. "Rainbows have always been a source of fascination and myth. Many cultures believe they can be a bridge between worlds."After enduring bullying at their new school, teenagers Rachel (The Hunger Games' Willow Shields) and Grace (Jacqueline Joe) begin to bond. When Rachel witnesses a strange and intense energy emerging from a rainbow, the girls decide to investigate. When they locate the source of the rainbow, Rachel and Grace find themselves caught within its energy field and are transported to China. Desperate to find a way back to New Zealand, the girls receive help from their new friend, Xiao Cheng (Leo Wu), and his mother. Meanwhile, it is revealed that scientists are causing the phenomenon in an attempt to harvest the rainbow's power for profit, resulting in dangerous storms that threaten the girls' ability to return home. This colourful and action-packed 3D film takes us on an international adventure while demonstrating the power of friendship and the dangers of intervening with nature.
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  • SAMURAI HUSTLE RETURNS 2017
    SAMURAI HUSTLE RETURNS 2017
  • SAMURAI HUSTLE RETURNS 2017
    SAMURAI HUSTLE RETURNS 2017
    Masaatsu Naito (Kuranosuke Sasaki) successfully completes Sankin-kotai (required ritual to visit the shogun). On his way home, he hears that an insurrection by peasants has taken place in his hometown of Yunagaya. Masaatsu Naito knows that it is a counterattack by Matsudaira. He returns to Yunagaya, but finds that his castle is gone.
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  • THE KING OF JOKGU 2017
    THE KING OF JOKGU 2017
  • THE KING OF JOKGU 2017
    THE KING OF JOKGU 2017
    Hong Man-Sub (Ahn Jae-Hong) is a 24-year-old college student majoring in food and nutrition. He has never dated and is not people with girls. Nevertheless, he falls in love with An-Na (Hwang Seung-Un) at first sight. An-Na is the most popular girl at the school. Unexpectedly, An-Na takes an interest in Hong Man-Sub who is different from the other students. Hong Man-Sub then plays a game of jokgu (a game that shares elements of soccer and volleyball) with Kang Min (Jung Woo-Sik). Kang-Min has taken an interest with An-Na and he is also a former Korean National Soccer player. Hong Man-Sub wins the game and becomes a hero with the other students. The students also become crazy about the game of jokgu. The university then decides to hold a jokgu competition. Hong Man-Sub will face Kang-Min once again.
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  • TIKI AND LAXMI BOMB 2017
    TIKI AND LAXMI BOMB 2017
  • TIKI AND LAXMI BOMB 2017
    TIKI AND LAXMI BOMB 2017
    Tired of men who promise protection but actually become predators themselves, two Mumbai based sex workers decide to kick men out of the business and start a cooperative that is run by women and for women, and thus run the sex trade themselves. How do they do things differently? How far are they allowed to reach and prosper before they become too serious a threat for patriarchy.
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  • CROSSCURRENT 2016
    CROSSCURRENT 2016
  • CROSSCURRENT 2016
    CROSSCURRENT 2016
    Gao Chun, a young captain, steers his cargo boat up the Yangtze river. His father has recently died and, according to his beliefs, his son is now responsible for liberating his soul. At the same time, Gao Chun is looking for the love of his life. But all the women he meets in all the different ports are the same person: a magical being who grows ever younger the closer he gets to the source of the Yangtze. His trip up river turns into a journey through space and time. Gao Chun encounters people who accompany him for a while, and then loses them again. He comes across a town that had to make way for the big Yangtze dam only to reappear elsewhere. He hears the ghost story of a girl who crept into the body of a merchant. He enters a pagoda that reverberates with the voice of the Buddha from all sides. And he immerses himself in the verses of an unknown poet that reveal secrets from his past and make him contemplate his own crimes and their atonement. Yang Chao's odyssey merges daily life in China with politics and poetry, outer and inner worlds to create a magical universe.   
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  • GLIMMER OF HOPE 2017
    GLIMMER OF HOPE 2017
  • GLIMMER OF HOPE 2017
    GLIMMER OF HOPE 2017
    Chen Wei, a cellist, in the face of the failure of her interview, a narrow noisy rental and have returned home partners. Her cello had accompanied her to fight for the loneliness and faced up the reality. Within the time she had successfully attracted the spotlight at the stage, but it is just a fantasy. When the fantasy will be ended? Who is going to be the winner at the end, the memory of her home town or the unpredictable future? A mystery phone call will destroy her dream or make it secure? Dream is not only about strive and struggle but also it can be enjoyable.
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  • TONO RISOKUDE GOZARU 2016
    TONO RISOKUDE GOZARU 2016
  • TONO RISOKUDE GOZARU 2016
    TONO RISOKUDE GOZARU 2016
    It is eighteenth century Japan and the residents of a poor town lead a typically meagre life. Then nine residents, which include Juzaburo, hatch a scheme to improve their lots by running a pawn and loan business with the proceeds being distributed among the townfolk. However, the plan is risky with such commerce and profiteering being frowned upon in a society with a caste system. Based on a novel by Isoda Michifumi, The Magnificient Nine features a cast of well-known Japanese cinema familiars.
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  • THE FRONT LINE 2016
    THE FRONT LINE 2016
  • THE FRONT LINE 2016
    THE FRONT LINE 2016
    Arly in the Korean War in 1950 as the North is rolling through South Korea, South Korean privates Eun-pyo (Shin Ha-kyun) and Soo-hyeok (Go Soo) are captured during a battle and brought to North Korean captain Jung-yoon. Jung-yoon declaims to the prisoners that the war will be over in a week and that he knows exactly why they are fighting this devastating war, brother against brother. Afterwards he lets the prisoners go free, so that they can help reconstruct the nation after the war. Three years later, in 1953, despite ceasefire negotiations, the fighting continues around the Aerok Hills on the eastern front, as that would help determine the future dividing line between the North and the South. The hills continue to change hands, so that even the ceasefire negotiators don't always know who controls them. Amidst the fighting, the South Korean officer commanding Alligator Company, who are fighting for Aerok Hill, is found dead, by a Southern bullet. First Lieutenant Kang Eun-Pyo of the South Korean Army's Counterintelligence Corps (the precursor to South Korea's current Defense Security Command) is sent to investigate the murder and also an apparent mole who had mailed a letter from a Northern soldier to his family in the South. Eun-pyo arrives at the front lines accompanied with Captain Jae-oh, the replacement commanding officer of Alligator Company, and a raw recruit. Eun-Pyo's perceptions change quickly upon arriving at the eastern front. The acting commander, Captain Young-Il, is addicted to morphine, some of the men are wearing captured Northern uniforms to keep warm and refer to their fallen friends as "comrades", war orphans live among the soldiers, and Eun-Pyo's old friend Kim Soo-Hyeok is not only alive but has moved up in rank now also a first lieutenant. He has also transformed from a scared and useless soldier to a ruthless killer and tactician. Also, the entire unit seems to be attempting to suppress their memories about something unspoken that happened in Pohang, earlier in the war. It turns out
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  • 3 MILE LIMIT 2016
    3 MILE LIMIT 2016
  • 3 MILE LIMIT 2016
    3 MILE LIMIT 2016
    It's 1965 and rock music is shaking up the world but not in New Zealand. Richard Davis a 23 year old journalist is determined to break the Government's monopoly on broadcasting and bring rock n' roll to a younger generation, and at the same time hold onto the woman he loves. Based on a true story.
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  • CROSSCURRENT 2016
    CROSSCURRENT 2016
  • CROSSCURRENT 2016
    CROSSCURRENT 2016
    Gao Chun, a young captain, steers his cargo boat up the Yangtze river. His father has recently died and, according to his beliefs, his son is now responsible for liberating his soul. At the same time, Gao Chun is looking for the love of his life. But all the women he meets in all the different ports are the same person: a magical being who grows ever younger the closer he gets to the source of the Yangtze. His trip up river turns into a journey through space and time. Gao Chun encounters people who accompany him for a while, and then loses them again. He comes across a town that had to make way for the big Yangtze dam only to reappear elsewhere. He hears the ghost story of a girl who crept into the body of a merchant. He enters a pagoda that reverberates with the voice of the Buddha from all sides. And he immerses himself in the verses of an unknown poet that reveal secrets from his past and make him contemplate his own crimes and their atonement. Yang Chao's odyssey merges daily life in China with politics and poetry, outer and inner worlds to create a magical universe.   
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  • MONKEY KING 2016
    MONKEY KING 2016
  • MONKEY KING 2016
    MONKEY KING 2016
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  • Mindfulness and Murder 2016
    Mindfulness and Murder 2016
  • Mindfulness and Murder 2016
    Mindfulness and Murder 2016
    Father Ananda, an ex-cop Buddhist monk investigates a murder after a homeless youth is murdered in the grounds of his monastery. With the help of an orphaned boy named Jak, Ananda travels the canals of the city to unravel the clues and catch the killer. Prize The Best Picture (nomination) The Best Director(nomination) Tom Wallker The Best Actor(nomination) Vithaya Pansringarm The Best Supporting Actor Wannasak Sirilar The Screenplay(nomination) Vithaya Pansringarm/ Nick Wilgus / Tom Waller
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  • THE SUSPECT 2015
    THE SUSPECT 2015
  • THE SUSPECT 2015
    THE SUSPECT 2015
    Ji Dong-chul (Gong Yoo) was once the top special forces agent in North Korea, but after a change in political power, he was abandoned by his government while on a mission. He goes on the run, seeking his wife and daughter who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. When he learns that an ex-colleague was behind their deaths, Dong-chul goes on a vendetta for revenge, defecting to the South to chase his family's killer.
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  • FATHER'S HOLIDAY 2015
    FATHER'S HOLIDAY 2015
  • FATHER'S HOLIDAY 2015
    FATHER'S HOLIDAY 2015
    Old Guo (Guo Tao), 岳伦 children (Wang Yuelun), Ryoko (Zhang Liang) three are in family and career troubled husband, while his wife went to accompany the children during the summer camp, went under the proposed field coach South Korea to participate in a place called “imperial holiday” tourism project, to seek short-term arbitrage and released. However, after arriving in Korea, but because of the good emperor holidays international thief JIMMY (Jimmy Lin) the emergence of danger, they staged a thrilling story full of humor
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  • THE EXIT 2015
    THE EXIT 2015
  • THE EXIT 2015
    THE EXIT 2015
    Ling, 45, finds her mundane life crushed by the sudden diagnosis of early onset menopause. Overwhelmed by loneliness, her absent husband and rebellious daughter offer no comfort. During a routine visit to her hospitalised mother-in-law, she becomes captivated by a male patient with bandaged eyes in excruciating pain. This wordless stranger lights a spark in Ling and their increasingly intimate interactions promise to rekindle her dormant desire. Flashed with black humour, Exit is a genuine portrait of a woman trapped between two generations, balancing her deepest desires against conforming to social expectations.
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