Talks, tours & events
Sat 7 Jul | 11.00am
Prof. Anna Gruetzner-Robins, Emeritas Professor at the University of Reading, specialising in late 19th and early 20th century French and British art, gives an illustrated talk on Stott’s work and his connections with the English Impressionist circle.
Sat 7 Jul | 2.00pm
Holly Hunter gives a majestic performance as Ada, a mute Scotswoman and talented pianist who arrives in New Zealand with her daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) for an arranged marriage to frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill) to whom she takes an immediate dislike. Under the pretence of piano lessons, she strikes up a very different relationship with Alistair’s overseer, George Baines (Harvey Keitel). The film was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, making Jane Campion the first woman to win the festival’s highest honour.
Sat 7 Jul | 7 July, 4.30pm & 8 July, 2.00pm
Both the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker, the critically-acclaimed Wadjda proved to be a hit on the festival circuit and was BAFTA-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014. It tells the story of 10-year-old, converse high-top-sporting Wadjda, who longs for a green bicycle.