Making The Rehearsal

Script to Screen and the NZ International Film Festival present a special discussion with the creative team behind highly anticipated NZ film THE REHEARSAL, which enjoys its world premiere at the festival.

THE REHEARSAL marks the return of avant-garde director Alison Maclean to New Zealand. Alison reunited with producers Bridget Ikin and Trevor Haysom, and co-wrote with novelist Emily Perkins, to adapt Eleanor Catton’s first novel for the screen.

 “I want it to be an intimate, authentic experience of what it’s like to be a young person in New Zealand now.”- Alison Maclean.

Join us for a discussion with Alison MacleanBridget Ikin and Emily Perkins, as they talk to Philippa Campbell about adapting and making THE REHEARSAL. Hear them delve into the decisions made at each stage of the process to create the brave, modern film starring Kerry Fox and James Rolleston.

Tuesday 26th July, 3:15 – 4:15pm, The Wintergarden (basement level of The Civic), free entry

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Sat 23rd July, 8:30pm, The Civic

Tues 26th July, 1:15pm, The Civic

Presented in partnership with the New Zealand International Film Festival.



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