Francesca Rudkin

Francesca Rudkin

Over the last 15 years Francesca Rudkin has been working in the media as a film and music reviewer (NZ Herald, Breakfast TV), a television presenter and producer, and voice over artist. Francesca is Rialto Channel's resident vlogger, allowing her to indulge in her love of world cinema. Her next challenge is to convince her young children that being a “Cinephile” is a legitimate profession.

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AND THE TEMPTATION BEGINS......

Posted on Wednesday 9/05/2012 May, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
The NZ International Film Festival has started to reveal some of the films that will feature in the 2012 Festival, which starts in Auckland on July 19th.



FRANCESCA'S PICKS OF THE WEEK 7 MAY

Posted on Monday 7/05/2012 May, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
This week’s highlights kicks off with a dose of economics; Freakanomics (Thursday 10th May, 8.30pm) is a surprising documentary based on the book of the same name, written by economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner.

IT'S A PRECIOUS LIFE, OR IS IT?

Posted on Wednesday 2/05/2012 May, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
I can’t stop thinking about the Israeli documentary Precious Life which I watched recently, and is premiering on Rialto Channel tonight at 8.30pm.

FRANCESCA'S HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

Posted on Monday 30/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
The year sure is rolling by, and as we welcome May to the party it’s time to celebrate a new auteur in Rialto Channel’s Directors’ Showcase (Sundays, 8.30pm). This month, we’re showcasing the work of a true master of contemporary cinema, Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Posted on Thursday 26/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
An impressive list of auteurs - all male - will head to the French Riviera this May to compete at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

FRANCESCA'S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

Posted on Monday 23/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
This week we’re featuring the latest drama from Oscar-winning director Alejandro Amenabar, Agora (Saturday 28th April, 8.30pm). A sweeping historical story that takes in the science, politics, philosophy and religion of Alexandria in the 4th century, Agora tells the story of Hypatia, a feminist - Ancient Egyptian style.

COSTA TALKS CANDYMAN

Posted on Wednesday 18/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
A graduate of the Ilam School of Fine Arts in Christchurch, independent Wellington filmmaker Costa Botes has been making television dramas (The Lamb of God), short films (Stalin’s Sickle), feature films (Saving Grace), documentaries (Daytime Tiger, the making of Lord of the Rings), and the occasional hoax (Forgotten Silver) since 1985.

FRANCESCA'S PICKS 16TH APRIL

Posted on Monday 16/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
This week I’ve once again picked a wonderfully eclectic collection of highlights. The first is the New Zealand television premiere of Candyman: The David Klein Story (Thursday 19th April, 8.30pm), directed by Wellington-based documentary filmmaker Costa Botes (Forgotten Silver, Daytime Tiger).

TEMUERA TALKS 'TRACKER'

Posted on Tuesday 10/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin

Coming up this Saturday night (14th April, 8.30pm) on Rialto Channel is the New Zealand television premiere of the period action thriller Tracker, staring Ray Winstone and our very own Kiwi icon, Temuera Morrison. Directed by Ian Sharp, and based in the early 20th century the film captures the beauty of New Zealand as South African tracker Arjan van Diemen (Winstone) chases wanted Maori fugitive Kereama (Morrison) through the NZ wilderness. Needless to say, it was a physical shoot.

Along with appearances in The Green Lantern, and Spartacus, Tracker marks a busy new period in Morrison’s esteemed career. He’s currently shooting a new feature film called Mt Zion in South Auckland with Australian Idol winner Stan Walker.

Temuera kindly took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to have a chat.

FRANCESCA'S PICKS APRIL 9

Posted on Monday 9/04/2012 April, 2012 by Francesca Rudkin
I hope you’ve had a lovely relaxing Easter break, and overindulged in chocolate. I certainly have - it’s a parental duty to save children from a sugar overload.

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