Globe Theatrette - a boutique theatre in the heart of Ahuriri Village, Napier
The Zookeeper's Wife

Session times - This Week

Fri 23 Jun 5.45pm
Sun 25 Jun 3.00pm
Wed 28 Jun 3.30pm
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The Zookeeper's Wife

Violence

Genre: Drama, Biography
Director: Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country)
Cast: Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Tree Of Life), Daniel Brühl (Woman In Gold, Alone In Berlin), Johan Heldenbergh (Broken Circle Breakdown)

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II.

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Antonina Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl).

To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Runtime: 126 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)
SUBTITLED
Dates: 24th and 26th May (time tbc)
Other dates
31st May: MON ONCLE
7th June: PLAYTIME

14th June: TRAFIC and PARADE (double featur