Auckland Film Society

Auckland 2018 Season

Welcome to Auckland Film Society's 2018 season of classic and contemporary cinema from around the world and on our doorstep. 


Celebrate cinema with us! 
- Exciting cinema that pushes the boundaries
- See films you may never have heard of (you'll be suprised how much you enjoy them) 
- Weekly screenings give you time to reflect
- Guest speakers and Q&A with filmakers
- Exceptional value. A full membership subscription works out at $6 a film (even less with a discounted membership) 

72 years after the first film society was founded in Wellington, the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies continues its dedication to broadening your film-going options.

Your local Film Society is a link in New Zealand’s only alternative non-profit network of film exhibition. As a predominantly voluntary organisation the Film Society plays an important role in bringing a variety of international cinema to this country’s screens.

With no two Societies offering exactly the same programme, local screenings are drawn from the Film Society’s own extensive collection, in conjunction with a selection of the exciting titles freshly imported this year.

You must be a member to attend screenings. How do I become a member?

Join at the Auckland Film Society desk on the nights of the screening. 

Book online to any below session and purchase a membership (you do not need to book every week) Sessions are not sold individually. 
If you book online take your emailed confirmation with you to a screening and exchange for a membership card at the AFS info desk

Types of membership

Premier Card $180

Free entry to all AFS screenings for 12 months

Premier Card $160 (Students, Beneficiaries, Rejoining members, Industry Guild Members) 
Free entry to all AFS screenings for 12 months 

Triple Pass $35 
Free entry to any 3 films in the 2018 program 

Early Bird Triple Pass $25 
Free entry to any 3 films in the 2018 program. Discount price valid for 1 x Triple Pass per person, purchased before 1 April 2018.

Auckland Film Society: The Brand New Testament

According to this comedy, God (Benoit Poelvoorde) is alive and well and living in Brussels where He sits at His computer in a wife-beater and bathrobe...

Auckland Film Society: The Brand New Testament

According to this comedy, God (Benoit Poelvoorde) is alive and well and living in Brussels where He sits at His computer in a wife-beater and bathrobe...

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Auckland Film Society: The Lady from Shanghai

Orson Welles' 1947 noir, led by Welles himself and his wife at the time, Rita Hayworth (Gilda). The pair become caught in a web of obsession and a mysterious murder plot.

Auckland Film Society: The Lady from Shanghai

Orson Welles' 1947 noir, led by Welles himself and his wife at the time, Rita Hayworth (Gilda). The pair become caught in a web of obsession and a mysterious murder plot.

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Auckland Film Society: The Innocents

During the aftermath of WWII, a doctor secretly visits a Polish convent and discovers nuns in labour.

Auckland Film Society: The Innocents

During the aftermath of WWII, a doctor secretly visits a Polish convent and discovers nuns in labour.

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Auckland Film Society: Wild

An encounter with a wolf in Ania's (Lilith Stangenberg) small, dreary town stirs a compulsion within her to track it down and develop a very unique rapport with it.

Auckland Film Society: Wild

An encounter with a wolf in Ania's (Lilith Stangenberg) small, dreary town stirs a compulsion within her to track it down and develop a very unique rapport with it.

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Auckland Film Society: Fantastic Planet

Cannes award-winning animated sci-fi, set on a faraway planet where blue giants rule and oppressed humanoids rebel against their leaders.

Auckland Film Society: Fantastic Planet

Cannes award-winning animated sci-fi, set on a faraway planet where blue giants rule and oppressed humanoids rebel against their leaders.

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Auckland Film Society: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

In the oldest surviving animated feature, Lotte Reiniger uses her hand-cut silhouette animation technique to tell a story based on The Arabian Nights.

Auckland Film Society: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

In the oldest surviving animated feature, Lotte Reiniger uses her hand-cut silhouette animation technique to tell a story based on The Arabian Nights.

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Auckland Film Society: Alphaville

Government agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) is dispatched on a secret mission to Alphaville, a dystopian metropolis in a distant corner of the galaxy in Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 sci-fi mystery.

Auckland Film Society: Alphaville

Government agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) is dispatched on a secret mission to Alphaville, a dystopian metropolis in a distant corner of the galaxy in Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 sci-fi mystery.

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Auckland Film Society: Fukushima, Mon Amour

Post-tragedy drama from German auteur Doris Dörrie (Cherry Blossoms) set in Fukushima after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

Auckland Film Society: Fukushima, Mon Amour

Post-tragedy drama from German auteur Doris Dörrie (Cherry Blossoms) set in Fukushima after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

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Auckland Film Society: Mon oncle

French filmmaker and comedian Jacques Tati's third feature about the pipe-smoking, unemployed Monsieur Hulot as he spends his days being a bad influence on his adoring nephew and wrestling with a new world of plastics and mechanics.

Auckland Film Society: Mon oncle

French filmmaker and comedian Jacques Tati's third feature about the pipe-smoking, unemployed Monsieur Hulot as he spends his days being a bad influence on his adoring nephew and wrestling with a new world of plastics and mechanics.

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Auckland Film Society: Akira

Katsuhiro Ohtomo's cult Japanese anime cyberpunk action about a dystopian Tokyo in the year 2019.

Auckland Film Society: Akira

Katsuhiro Ohtomo's cult Japanese anime cyberpunk action about a dystopian Tokyo in the year 2019.

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Auckland Film Society: Things to Come (1936)

Black-and-white UK sci-fi written by H.G. Wells (adapted from his own novel) and directed by two-time Oscar-winner William Cameron Menzies.

Auckland Film Society: Things to Come (1936)

Black-and-white UK sci-fi written by H.G. Wells (adapted from his own novel) and directed by two-time Oscar-winner William Cameron Menzies.

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Auckland Film Society: Fireworks Wednesday

Iranian drama from writer/director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, their cleaner. Roohi is asked to make an appointment and gather information at the salon where the suspected mistress works

Auckland Film Society: Fireworks Wednesday

Iranian drama from writer/director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, their cleaner. Roohi is asked to make an appointment and gather information at the salon where the suspected mistress works

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Auckland Film Society: Of Horses and Men

An Icelandic comedy-drama about a rural group of people, their relationships with each other - and with their horses. This was Iceland's selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

Auckland Film Society: Of Horses and Men

An Icelandic comedy-drama about a rural group of people, their relationships with each other - and with their horses. This was Iceland's selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

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Auckland Film Society: Gilda

Film-noir in which Glenn Ford is a gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino where his ex-lover (Rita Hayworth) is married to the boss.

Auckland Film Society: Gilda

Film-noir in which Glenn Ford is a gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino where his ex-lover (Rita Hayworth) is married to the boss.

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Auckland Film Society: Le quattro volte

Drama that chronicles the "earthly transit and material transmutation" of an old man, a young goat, a tree and a batch of charcoal.

Auckland Film Society: Le quattro volte

Drama that chronicles the "earthly transit and material transmutation" of an old man, a young goat, a tree and a batch of charcoal.

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Auckland Film Society: Daughters of Darkness

An ageless Countess who seduces a troubled newlywed couple at a resort in this blend of European art film and campy lesbian vampire B-movie.

Auckland Film Society: Daughters of Darkness

An ageless Countess who seduces a troubled newlywed couple at a resort in this blend of European art film and campy lesbian vampire B-movie.

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Auckland Film Society: Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur are daredevil fliers in South America in this Oscar-nominated classic American adventure film.

Auckland Film Society: Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur are daredevil fliers in South America in this Oscar-nominated classic American adventure film.

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Auckland Film Society: Les Cowboys

A father and son set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter (John. C Reilly) in this French drama.

Auckland Film Society: Les Cowboys

A father and son set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter (John. C Reilly) in this French drama.

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The Inhuman Woman (L'inhumaine)

Silent melodrama with set design and costuming created by a who’s who of Art Deco artists and designers, including Fernand Léger and Paul Poiret.

The Inhuman Woman (L'inhumaine)

Silent melodrama with set design and costuming created by a who’s who of Art Deco artists and designers, including Fernand Léger and Paul Poiret.

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Auckland Film Society: Fidelio: Alice's Journey

Ariane Labed stars as a nautical engineer who runs across an old flame in her new posting aboard a cargo ship in this romantic French drama.

Auckland Film Society: Fidelio: Alice's Journey

Ariane Labed stars as a nautical engineer who runs across an old flame in her new posting aboard a cargo ship in this romantic French drama.

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Auckland Film Society: Young Torless

Coming-of-age New German Cinema drama set at an Austrian military academy at the turn of the 20th century from legendary auteur Volker Schlöndorff.

Auckland Film Society: Young Torless

Coming-of-age New German Cinema drama set at an Austrian military academy at the turn of the 20th century from legendary auteur Volker Schlöndorff.

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Auckland Film Society: After the Curfew

A revolutionary hero returns to civilian life to find the new society very different from the ideals he fought for in this Indonesian drama.

Auckland Film Society: After the Curfew

A revolutionary hero returns to civilian life to find the new society very different from the ideals he fought for in this Indonesian drama.

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Auckland Film Society: Manila in the Claws of Light

A young fisherman heads to Manila to search for his lost love in this drama from two-time Cannes Palme d'Or nominee Lino Brocka.

Auckland Film Society: Manila in the Claws of Light

A young fisherman heads to Manila to search for his lost love in this drama from two-time Cannes Palme d'Or nominee Lino Brocka.

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Auckland Film Society: Santi-Vina

Thai Buddhist drama set in a picturesque rural area, telling the story of a doomed romance between a blind man and a his neighbour.

Auckland Film Society: Santi-Vina

Thai Buddhist drama set in a picturesque rural area, telling the story of a doomed romance between a blind man and a his neighbour.

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Auckland Film Society: Seconds

A secret organisation offers wealthy clients a second chance at life in this Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated ’60s face-swapping thriller.

Auckland Film Society: Seconds

A secret organisation offers wealthy clients a second chance at life in this Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated ’60s face-swapping thriller.

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Auckland Film Society: Fill the Void

Israeli drama, a winner at Venice Film Festival 2012, following devout 18-year-old Shira (Hadas Yaron) - the youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hasidic family in Tel Aviv. When her older sister tragically dies in childbirth, Shira is pressured to marry the widower.

Auckland Film Society: Fill the Void

Israeli drama, a winner at Venice Film Festival 2012, following devout 18-year-old Shira (Hadas Yaron) - the youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hasidic family in Tel Aviv. When her older sister tragically dies in childbirth, Shira is pressured to marry the widower.

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Auckland Film Society: Neon Bull

Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro focuses on a vaqueiro (cowboy) with fashion-career dreams in this unconventional take on the male-dominated world of Brazilian rodeo.

Auckland Film Society: Neon Bull

Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro focuses on a vaqueiro (cowboy) with fashion-career dreams in this unconventional take on the male-dominated world of Brazilian rodeo.

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Auckland Film Society: Cover Girl

Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly star in this Technicolor musical laced with wartime escapism. Winner of the 1945 Oscar for Best Music (Musical).

Auckland Film Society: Cover Girl

Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly star in this Technicolor musical laced with wartime escapism. Winner of the 1945 Oscar for Best Music (Musical).

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Auckland Film Society: China's Van Goghs

Documentary portrait of a Chinese peasant-turned-oil painter who falls under the spell of Van Gogh while producing replicas of his paintings.

Auckland Film Society: China's Van Goghs

Documentary portrait of a Chinese peasant-turned-oil painter who falls under the spell of Van Gogh while producing replicas of his paintings.

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Auckland Film Society: Mustang

Turkey-set drama about five young sisters accused of perverted behaviour, and subjected to a regime of punishment to correct their immoral inclinations.

Auckland Film Society: Mustang

Turkey-set drama about five young sisters accused of perverted behaviour, and subjected to a regime of punishment to correct their immoral inclinations.

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