From the press release:
GISELLE - the movie
The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s superb, universally acclaimed production of Giselle has now been made into a superb film. Director Toa Fraser, producer Matthew Metcalfe, cinematographer Leon Narbey and editor Dan Kircher have worked intensively with the company to ensure that this film version works wonders in its own right.
Any habitué of the ostensibly ‘live’-feed stage productions that crowd cinema screens will quickly recognise that the transposition here is exceptionally powerful. The filmmakers could hardly have had a more cleanly enunciated production to work with. Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s staging and choreography pare back the traditional elaborations to restore psychological directness to the relationships. These are perfectly expressed by a peerless set of dancers, principally Gillian Murphy as Giselle and Qi Huan as Albrecht.
Dates and times are being progressively released by NZ Film Festival.
After two sold out screenings in Auckland, the following are now confirmed.
--Christchurch at Northlands: Wednesday 7 August, 1.30 pm | Northlands, Saturday 10 August, 5.45 pm
--Wellington at the Embassy Theatre: Friday 9 August, 11.00am | Embassy Theatre, Saturday 10 August, 7.30pm
-- Dunedin at The Regent: Friday 16 August, 11.00 am | Regent, Sunday 18 August, 12.45 pm
--Gore, at St James Gore, Friday 23 August, 1.00 pm | St James Gore, Sunday 25 August, 1.15 pm
--Palmerston North at Downtown Cinemas, Sunday 25 August, 3.15 pm and Wednesday 28 August, 11.30 am
Advance bookings are heavy and you are advised to book if you want to be sure to see this limited release of the movie.
Bookings are avalable via http://www.NZFF.co.nz - select city then movie by name in pull down lists to the right.
Block bookings (20 or more) attract a healthy discount and are available via EMAIL to Catherine Swallow at NZFilm Festival - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 802 3140.