48 Hour showcase weekend for Sky digital subscribers

17 03 2008

Any SKY digital residential subscriber can view Rialto Channel’s 48 HOUR SHOWCASE on the weekend of April 12 and April 13.

From midnight on Friday April 11, a compelling range of feature films, documentaries, and short films can be viewed by Sky digital subscribers for 48 hours, including the exclusive television premiere screening of:


In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Viewers can immerse themselves in the highest calibre of films, documentaries and short films including THE SHIPPING NEWS starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore and Judi Dench, and Pedro Almodovar’s classic VOLVER, starring Penelope Cruz. Neil Jordan’s dramatic THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY and the French thriller 36 QUAI DES ORFEVRES starring Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil will also feature.

Must-see documentaries showing include TO BE AND TO HAVE, the French documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students are educated by one dedicated teacher, and BLIND SPOT: HITLER’S SECRETARY featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler’s personal secretaries during World War II.

For the entire weekend of April 12 and April 13, Sky digital subscribers can get a taste of the depth of what Rialto Channel offers throughout the year!

Trailers are available to view on-line – www.rialtochannel.co.nz.

About Rialto Channel

Rialto Channel will celebrate its 8th anniversary in November 2007. The channel has evolved from a niche art house film channel to New Zealand’s premiere independent film and entertainment channel.

Rialto Channel showcases high quality British drama and comedy, unique independent and art house film, and compelling and informative documentary and entertainment programming.

For further information on Rialto Channel movies, documentary and entertainment programming, please visit Rialto Channel web site at www.rialtochannel.co.nz




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