Wilderpeople is an inspiring coming-of-age adventure through the beautiful Kiwi wilderness. In the tradition of road movies like Thelma and Louise or self-discovery adventures like Into the Wild, but with two lovable scoundrels that show off the charming wit and immense talent of this film’s cast and crew, especially director Taika Waititi.
The Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest is kicking off this weekend in Prague and there’s a tasty helping of titles to sink your teeth into. From the 18th to the 23rd of November in cinemas Kino Lucerna and Kino Ponrepo, delve into international hits like Taika Waititis’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, classics like Australian Wake in Fright, or check out the short film programme in Ponrepo. Both Australia and New Zealand have a thriving and diverse film industry that needs constant attention, especially in countries like the Czech Republic where we share much of the same taste and cynical sense of humour.
Aussie Film Fest presented a special screening of 2015’s The Dressmaker in Kino Lucerna last Friday in Prague and set the standards high for the upcoming festival from November 18-22. A promising introduction to the young festival with a well-received film that captures the spirit and weirdness of Australia.