Three stunning fashion-focused films have been announced as part of the exciting programme for the 51st New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF).

In total, 144 feature-length films from 45 countries will screen over 18 days beginning on Thursday 18 July 2019. Of these, 25 films from Cannes and thirteen New Zealand films, including nine world premieres and the Closing Night film Herbs: Songs of Freedom will also be featured.

“We’re delighted to finally unveil and launch the full programme, with its typically eclectic and far-roaming range of local and world cinema,” says programmer Sandra Reid. “It’s always an inspiring experience selecting the films and getting to share our choices with our audience. May they enliven your winter.”

Three stunning fashion-focused films have been announced as part of the exciting programme; Halston, In Fabric and Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent


The astounding career and chequered business history of the American design genius who revolutionised fashion in the 1970s are recalled in this fittingly epic new documentary from the director of Dior and I.

In Fabric

A cross between Suspiria and an old Farmers catalogue, the latest from retro genre stylist Peter Strickland, centring on a demonic dress at a posh department store, gleefully satirises fashion and consumerism.

Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent As Part of NZIFF 2019

A poignant, intimate portrait of Yves Saint Laurent in his twilight years takes us behind the scenes of the fabled fashion house and of the couturier’s complex relationship with business partner Pierre Bergé. Watch the trailer in the banner above.

The full Auckland NZIFF programme is available online now.



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