The New Zealand film industry has been around long enough not only to be worth celebrating but also to deserve being put under the critical microscope. Oddly, one of the very few documentaries about the subject was Sam Neill's Cinema Of Unease, which came out 20 years ago. Until now.
Out of the Mist - An Alternate History of New Zealand Cinema, written, directed and produced by Lumiere Reader's Tim Wong, takes a rather different look at our films in a rather different time. Simon Morris asks him about his views.
Out of the Mist is screening as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival, before being available on-line later in the year.