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so far…

45 Years - Andrew Haigh
Anomalisa - Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
Arabian Nights - Miguel Gomes
Carol - Todd Haynes
Cemetery of Splendour - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Chevalier - Athina Rachel Tsangari
Dheepan - Jacques Audiard
Entertainment - Rick Alverson
Evolution - Lucile Hadžihalilović
It Follows - David Robert Mitchell
Louder Than Bombs - Joachim Trier
Love - Gaspar Noe
Mountains May Depart - Jia Zhang-Ke
Our Little Sister - Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Remember - Atom Egoyan
Room - Lenny Abrahamson
Right Now, Wrong Then - Hong Sang-Soo
Taxi - Jafar Panahi
The Assassin - Hou Hsiao-Hsien
The Club - Pablo Larraín
The Forbidden Room - Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson
The Lobster - Yorgos Lanthimos
Queen of Earth - Alex Ross Perry
Victoria - Sebastian Schipper
Youth - Paolo Sorrentino

A Flickering Truth - Pietra Brettkelly
Amazing Grace - Sydney Pollack
Best of Enemies - Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah - Adam Benzine
Deep Web - Alex Winter
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief - Alex Gibney
Hitchcock/truffaunt - Kent Jones
In Jackson Heights - Frederick Wiseman
No Home Movie - Chantal Akerman
The Closer We Get - Karen Guthrie
The Look of Silence - Joshua Oppenheimer
The Salt of the Earth - Wim Wenders
This Changes Everything - Avi Lewis
Women He’s Undressed - Gillian Armstrong

The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins

Pietra Brettkelly has no partner, pets or kids, neither does she shop or accumulate things. But she’ll travel any distance, face any risks, in pursuit of her passion. Her tale of an eccentric artist’s bid to adopt African twins became the first Kiwi documentary to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival. She talks to Rose Hoare

Published in Sunday magazine

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