Bellbird is a 2019 New Zealand dramedy directed by Hamish Bennett (Directorial Debut), starring Marshall Napier, Annie Whittle, Cohen Holloway, Rachel House, Stephen Tamarapa, and Kahukura Retimana. It premiered in June last year in the Official Competition of the Sydney Film Festival.
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.
The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.
A shell-shocked photojournalist, haunted by what he has witnessed on assignment in Africa, returns home on the eve of becoming a father. When one of his photographs threatens to destroy a Sudanese refugee's new life, the two men are reunited by nightmare events from the past.
Wednesday, November 13 at 6:45PM
Shakira is a mother. She is a lover. She is a she wolf. And at New York’s Madison Square Garden, she asserted her rank as an international pop goddess.
Over the course of nearly three decades, Colombia’s reigning Queen of Pop has evolved into the ultimate cross-cultural chameleon. She shredded through the Nineties as her country’s premier rock star; cracked the American market in 2001 with her globetrotting pop jaunt Laundry Service; became a household name with her hip-shaking Oral Fixation series; worked a stint as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, and even played herself as a singing gazelle in the 2016 animated film Zootopia. Her Grammy-winning album, 2017’s El Dorado, sees her flirting with more urban sounds, crafting Hot 100 earworms from reggaeton, bachata and Latin trap alongside the likes of Carlos Vives, Maluma, Nicky Jam and Prince Royce.
Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour relives the global superstar’s larger-than-life show on the big screen with performances of recent smashes such as “Chantaje” and “La Bicicleta” as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” and “Estoy Aqui”. Through Shakira’s own words, she highlights what it took to bring the career-highlight show to 22 countries following the drama of having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury.
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