The New Zealand International Film Festival will present a series of Autumn Events this April and May, including a stunning new digital 4K restoration of Lawrence of Arabia.
David Lean’s 1962 biopic remains the benchmark in epic action cinema: literate, dynamic and visually stupendous. Dashing performances by Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif defined the two young actors for life. Premiered at a Special 50th Anniversary screening at Cannes last year, the brand-new 4K digital restoration presents Lean’s 1988 Director’s Cut as never seen before. The new state-of-the-art 4K projection system at The Civic has found its perfect showpiece.
“Sony Pictures’ new 50th-anniversary restoration seems fresh and modern, in its political themes and its stunning visual clarity… But the film holds up not only for its historical parallels but also because it’s thrilling and, in its present incarnation, it looks breathtaking.” — Fred Kaplan, NY Times
About the NZIFF Autumn Events
“NZIFF’s curatorial eye never rests. We never stop hearing about or seeing films that deserve a theatrical platform out of the annual midwinter programme. The opportunity to present some spectacular digital restorations on the giant Civic screen and at the Wellington Embassy was especially irresistible.” says NZIFF Director Bill Gosden.
The calendar of NZIFF Autumn Events will be online and tickets on-sale from Tuesday 12 March directly from The Edge's ticketing agencies. A free printed calendar will be available around Auckland from the end of March.