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Kobi

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Wed 25 Apr 8.15pm Wed Night Special FINAL
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Kobi

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Genre: Documentary
Director: Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader (The Great Maiden's Blush)
Cast: Kobi Bosshard

This documentary is a personal portrait of Swiss-Kiwi goldsmith Kobi Bosshard. Regarded as a pioneer of contemporary New Zealand jewellery making, 78-year-old Kobi is the father of the film's co-director, Andrea Bosshard. Bosshard and Shane Loader (the duo behind award-winning movie The Great Maiden’s Blush) combine images of Kobi living and creating, with archival footage. As Kobi says, "the work we do comes out of the life we live, so we have to have a life to start with."

★★★★ "A quiet, unhurried, loving film, gorgeously well shot, a beautiful example of style serving subject: Kobi’s bone-deep belief in patient craft infuses every frame" (Metro NZ)

★★★★ "Beautifully laden with insights and philosophical gems" (NZ Herald)

Runtime: 103 mins

In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags, minimal yet deftly deployed sound effects) and exploring the theme (the absurdity of our increasing reliance on technology) that would define his cinema.
Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom. (criterion.com)
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Dates: 24th and 26th May (time tbc)
Other dates
31st May: MON ONCLE
7th June: PLAYTIME

14th June: TRAFIC and PARADE (double featur