Welcome to Films by Starlight 2015;
Lagaan (Land Tax) is a 2001 Indian epic sports drama film shot in an ancient village near Bhuj, India.Lagaan became the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was one of the biggest box office hits of 2001. In 2010, the film was ranked No. 55 in Empire magazines "The 100 Best Films of World Cinema".
A truly iconic New Zealand movie Goodbye Pork Pie marked the turning point when New Zealanders became interested in seeing their own stories on the big screen. Goodbye Pork Pie was a blockbuster when it released in 1980 and was in the same league as Star Wars or Jaws. This film should be screened at all immigration desks in New Zealand !