Thursday, 25 June 2009

Bride Flight

Yesterday night we went to the New Zealand premiere of the Movie Bride flight, which is based on a true story and I loved it. The movie starts with 3 woman who reunite in the 70's at a funeral. These woman were on the KLM flight that won the 1953 last Great Race from London to Christchurch. The movie is called bride flight because many passenger on the plane were Dutch immigrant woman who went to New Zealand to join their fiance's This premiere was attended by many Dutch immigrants, like me, who laughed as they recognised things we all dealt with. It was also interesting because it was filmed in places like Hokitika and Greymouth on the West Coast and here in Christchurch. That's probably why the mayor was there as well. There was romance in the movie as sweet intervenance of the hard realities of daily life. The film is a must see although the book is a lot better (as usual) as an older lady sitting next to me said. Sorry there isn't a trailer yet on You Tubewith english subtitles.

8 comments:

  1. This is interesting but I have never heard of this movie before. Have a good weekend Marja :P

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  2. Thanks for the review! I will be sure to see it.

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  3. Sounds a good story line for a movies, I must try to get to see it, we seldom go to movies but eventually they appear on TV and then we see them.

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  4. It looks like a very romantic movie. I think "The Piano" was also a movie about a bride going to NZ. Only she didn't know her husband before she left and the marriage was a failure.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I am glad that this important but little known part of history has been immortalised on film. I would definitely see it if I had the chance.

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  6. I am glad that this important but little known part of history has been immortalised on film. I would definitely see it if I had the chance.

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  7. Thanks for the review,Marja!!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  8. I've never heard of this movie. Sounds terrific.

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