New Zealand’s annual movie festival is due to kick off on Friday with the release of “Madagascar.”
The film, which tells the story of a group of humans living in a zoo, will play in the main hall at the National Theatre, with a screening in the West End and a live concert at the Royal Melbourne Zoo.
The film will also be screened in the city’s cinema theatres.
The festival will be held over three days, with tickets going on sale at 10am local time (6am NZT).
New Zealand Film Awards The awards for New Zealand movies are being handed out to six movies from across the country this year.
The six films will be announced on Tuesday.
“We will be showing some of our favourites this year,” said Festival Commissioner Greg Johnson.
“This year we’ve got a great cast in the works, with the likes of Meryl Streep, James Franco and Jennifer Lawrence.
We’ll also have a fantastic cast of international filmmakers and directors, including the likes from “Mad Max,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “The Martian.”
New Zealand is also hoping to win an international Oscar nomination for its film, “Zoolander.”