Sep 16-23: What to Watch at the 2016 Raglan Film Festival Part 1

All feature films preceded by selected short film nominees in the Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards.


Friday 16 September, 8pm & Thursday 22 September, 4.30pm.

160726MontereyIn Auckland’s Grey Lynn, Mira and Paul have created their dream – a warm and homely café with a proudly Samoan kitchen crew at its core. But when a young and ambitious chef from the UK is introduced into the mix, tensions boil over and this once tight-knit café family is forced to re-examine its roles and loyalties.

“This is not a highly eventful film. But it has weight….Burd has done a lovely job of capturing a chapter in the life of Auckland.” Metro.

Documentary | 87 minutes | M Offensive language |New Zealand.


Saturday 17 September, 5.30pm & Wednesday 21 September, 7pm.

Despite living side-by-side in a remote Icelandic farming valley, sheep-herding brothers Gummi and Kiddi haven’t spoken in 40 years. When communication is required, Kiddi’s dog trots between houses carrying handwritten notes between his teeth. But when a disease threatens their rare and precious stock, the pair must put aside their lifetime of hostility to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep.

Un Certain Regard winner Cannes 2015.

“A marvel of deadpan comedy.” The Wall Street Journal.

Comedy Drama | 92mins| Rating: M Offensive language and nudity| Icelandic with English subtitles | Iceland.


Saturday 17 September, 8pm & Tuesday 20 September, 4.30pm.

160801TickledWhen New Zealand journalist David Farrier stumbles upon the bizarre world of competitive tickling, he requests a story from the organisers. But the reply he receives is shocking – the sender mocks Farrier’s sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he investigate further. Undaunted and even more intrigued to dig deeper, he travels to Los Angeles, where he uncovers a breathtaking web of lies, blackmail, fraud, abuse and online bullying.

“Tickled is a mighty fine wee film. It is brave, occasionally disturbing, always thought-provoking and – still – hugely entertaining. You’ll find yourself thinking and talking about Tickled for a long time after the credits have rolled. Very recommended.” Stuff.

Documentary, Festival & Independent | 92mins | Rating: M Offensive language and sexual themes | New Zealand USA.

Each screening will also include RAFFA-nominee shorts. Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale. Adults $14, Concession $12, Children $8. Book online:

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