This year marks director Luke Thornborough’s first foray into the New Zealand International Film Festival. Hot off the heels of Cannes where he presented Numb at the Short Film Corner, Luke now brings Skin to local audiences. Using a young man’s struggle to come to terms with his personal flaws as a lens through which to explore the age-old idea of nature vs nurture, Skin was a very personal project for Luke. Check out our resident movie-buff Shawn’s interview with him here:

Skin has been paired by the Festival with the feature The Wounded AngelSet in Kazakhstan during the 90’s, Emir Baigazin’s film is a  unique observation of male adolescence told through four separate stories and characters; so it’ll be interesting to see how the two films compliment one another given the broad themes of youthful masculinity and the struggles of identity that young people face. This is made even more interesting by the fact that the two films are from such disparate locales. Definitely not one to miss, The Wounded Angel will be screening in Auckland on July 30th where Luke Thornborough will also give the audience an exclusive talk about Skin. 

DETAILS

What: Skin & The Wounded Angel, with guest speaker Luke Thornborough to introduce Skin.

When: 30th July

Where: Event Cinemas, Queen Street, Auckland (For Wellington screenings of The Wounded Angel, check out the NZIFF page here).

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