Join us for our first Premium Vintage Screening, where we are joined by Two Paddocks, Sam Neill’s vineyard. The Two Paddocks team will guide you through some of their flagship wines, alongside the critically acclaimed film Hunt For The Wilderpeople, in which Sam co-stars. It’s an authentic blending of fantastic New Zealand independent cinema and wine, and we’re delighted to host it in partnership with Averys.
Guests will enjoy a glass of cava upon arrival at Averys’ historic cellars, along with a selection of cheeses courtesy of award-winning Arch House Deli before the screening. The film itself will be accompanied by a tasting of four wines led by one of the vineyard’s experts.
2016 | 12A | 100 mins
Ricky is a juvenile delinquent from the city who is sent to live with new foster parents Bella and Hec in rural New Zealand. After Bella dies suddenly, and with the threat of being sent back to social services looming, Ricky tries to run away. Both Ricky’s escape and Hec’s attempted rescue set in motion a series of misunderstandings, which leads to a major manhunt as Ricky and Hec evade capture and pursue a free life in the outback.
Starring: Sam Neill | Julian Dennison | Rachel House | Oscar Kightley
Director: Taika Waititi
Screenplay: Taika Waititi
Producer: Carthew Neal | Matt Noonan | Leanne Saunders | Taika Waititi
THEY SAY: “It’s a small, charming, utterly delightful film, from a tiny island on the other side of the world, and it deserves to take the world by storm. We’d call it ‘majestical’, but as Ricky insists, that’s not a word, so we’ll have to settle for calling it the best film of 2016.” – Empire, 2016
WE SAY: Sam Neill jokingly adds on Two Paddocks’ website that he is “also [an] itinerant actor.” It’s a pleasure, then, to see him on top form in this brilliant New Zealand indie comedy, written and directed by fellow local Taika Waititi (of What We Do In The Shadows fame). It’s difficult to think of a better film-wine pairing, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Two Paddocks to Bristol Film Festival.
Please note that this event is for over-18s only. Bristol Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to anybody who cannot produce valid ID if requested.