Love and Other Catastrophes

Dating disasters, tales of grand gestures and love gone wrong make the best stories. We all want to live vicariously through someone else’s adventures. We can empathise with characters who love big and take emotional risks. The films in this collection take us on some hilarious dates or explore the awkward aftermath. These are the kinds of experiences that will shape us as adult humans.

Estimated total run time: 90 minutes.
Rating: R16 Offensive language, sex scenes, nudity, violence & gore. Contact your cinema for details.

A Family Affair

Comedy, 13 mins, United Kingdom

Dir/Writ: Florence Keith-Roach

Prod: Emily Barttelot

When Annabelle wakes up in a stranger’s bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day could not get any worse. But then Bernard walks in…

One Hundred and Twenty Seconds

World Premiere

Thriller, 3 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ/Prod: Connor Slattery

Writ/Prod: Samantha Crews

When a bride is forced to pick up her groom on the way to their wedding, a quick roadside stop leaves her questioning everything.

Les Petites Vagues
(Little Waves)

Coming of age, 13 mins, Canada

Dir/Writ: Ariane Louis-Seize

Prod: Jeanne-Marie Poulain

Amelie feels out of place and lonely as her favourite cousin brings a lover over for the first time. Noticing their passion, she allows her own fantasies to run wild.


Drama, 16 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Armağan Ballantyne

Writ: Maria Ines Manchego

Prod: Larisa Tiffin

A young woman surprises her brother and friends when she suddenly turns up in her small home town with a secret.


Drama, 18 mins, United Kingdom

Dir/Writ: Anna Maguire

Prod: Jessie Mangum

As a young woman realises her sexual needs have grown beyond her relationship with her boyfriend, a chance encounter allows her to take control of her fantasies.


World Premiere

Comedy, 7 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Cathy MacDonald

Prod: Joseph McAlpine

The comedic story of a Tinder date set in a pretentious city restaurant.

Guy proposes to his girlfriend on a mountain

Romance, 13 mins, Austria

Dir/Writ/Prod: Bernhard Wenger

Prod: Clara Bacher, Chris Dohr

Captured with a mobile phone, we see a group of three friends gathering at a ski lodge. Daniel is about to propose to his girlfriend and his friend films the whole thing to remember the best day of their lives.

Wild Love

Animation, 7 mins, France

Dir: Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux

Prod: Julien Deparis

While on a romantic getaway in the wilderness, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. This crime unleashes a frenzy of angry, avenging animals.


Auckland Central – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Mon 7 Oct

6:15 pm
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*World premiere screening with filmmaker intro

Fri 11 Oct

8:30 pm
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Wed 16 Oct

2:30 pm
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Matakana – Matakana Cinemas

Sat 19 Oct

6:45 pm
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Christchurch – Alice

Sat 19 Oct

8:30 pm
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Colville – Colville Hall, Colville Rd

Sat 2 Nov

7:30 pm
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Wellington Central – Light House Cuba

Sun 13 Oct

6:30 pm
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Fri 18 Oct

4:30 pm
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Mon 21 Oct

6:30 pm
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