The Weekend Sun Competition

During the coming week, Tivoli Cinemas will be showcasing a range of contemporary Italian cinema in their Cinema Paridiso Italian Film Fest – from uproarious comedy to thought-provoking drama and insightful documentaries. The festival will run at Tivoli Cinema Papamoa from January 16-22.

Italy has a rich cinematic history, which is truly still alive and well today – their film endeavours are stylish, often with strong political undertones and eschewing some of the political correctness that can dominate a lot of Western film-making.

A film titled ‘Wife and Husband’ will open the festival on January 16. Italian stars Kasia Smutniak and Pierfrancesco Favino are a couple, 10 years into marriage, in full crisis mode. Following a failed scientific experiment, they suddenly find one inside the body of the other.

Tickets for opening night are $17.50 and include a complimentary Campari spritzers drink.

Book today by phoning 07 777 0335 or visit:

‘An Almost Perfect Town’ will play at the Italian Film Festival on Thursday, January 17, at 8.15pm.

The film is a charming comedy from the writer of ‘Tale of Tales’ and ‘Gomorrah’. Set in the picturesque, fictional town of Pietramezzana, where most of young people have left, leaving it practically a ghost town until a yuppie doctor finds himself temporarily stuck there.

The Weekend Sun has two double passes to see ‘An Almost Perfect Town’ for two lucky readers.

Competition Results

Congratulations to our winners, Steve Boye & Paul van der Salm!