7 Sep 2022

At the Movies for 7 September 2022

From At The Movies, 7:30 pm on 7 September 2022

Simon Morris looks at three movies that play with the idea of stories - a fictionalized account of a famous real event, a low budget movie that dreams big, and a variation of the famous tales of the Arabian Nights.Muru is a thriller based on the notorious Tuhoe raids of 2007. Starring Cliff Curtis (The Dark Horse) and Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi), it's directed by Tearepa Kahi (Poi E, Mt Zion). Northspur is an indie New Zealand film set in a plague-torn future, when roaming bandits threatened remote settlements. Starring the late Marshall Napier (Bellbird) and Josh McKenzie (Filthy Rich), it's directed by Aaron Falvey (Rock Bottom). And a variation on all those stories about 'three wishes', Australian director George Miller (Mad Max) presents Three thousand years of longing, starring Tilda Swinton (The French Despatch) and Idris Alba (Beast).