Rialto Channel offers a superb range of specialist movie, documentary and entertainment programming. Here is an opportunity to see programming that you won't see anywhere else on New Zealand television. Rialto Channel appeals to movie lovers who want to be more than just entertained – you want to be informed, educated and involved.
SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS
Thursdays 8.30pm in September
Delve deep into our documentaries about sexuality Thursday nights in September. Find the answers to questions you've always wanted to know, but too scared to ask.
Titles include THE PINK HOUSE the story of the last original gold rush brothel, THE NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS about 5 couples that can claim they've been 'Together Forever', MONOGAMISH questioning the ideal of monogamy and ASK THE SEXPERT, about an Indian sex columnist.
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The Night Of All Nights
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The Yellow Birds
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Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion?
Marion Cotillard stars as Gabrielle in this melodrama about an idealistic woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in post-World War II France. When Gabrielle's husband, a Spanish farmer named Jose, sends her to the Alps to find a cure for her kidney stones, Gabrielle falls madly in love with an injured veteran of France's Indochinese War.
Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina (played by Anastasia Shevtsova, a professional dancer who has performed with Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre) is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level.
Director Vaishali Sinha’s documentary follows Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a former gynecologist who writes a wildly popular daily sex column in the Mumbai Mirror. For his frank, funny and instructive answers to queries that often go unanswered in prudish India, Watsa is treated like a celebrity, especially among women — even though he’s 91 years old.
Recovering from a very public divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy in our culture.
Together for a lifetime. Who can manage this and who still wants to? What seems to be an oddity for us nowadays was the norm for the generation of our grandparents. Couples who “made it” and accomplished something that today seems almost impossible, staying together for a lifetime, in good times and in bad.
The story of Kalgoorlie's last original gold rush brothel is seen through the eyes of 70 year old Madam Carmel, and her longest-serving lady of the night, BJ. Filmed over several years and with unprecedented access to the inner workings of this unique brothel, the film is an intimate portrait of two women bound together by the past and their precarious future.
Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organiser Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labour justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave.
WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS is a vérité feature documentary that tells the story of the first all-girls' school in a small Afghan village. It traces the interconnected stories of students, teachers, village elders, parents, and school founder Razia Jan. The story plays out at a critical moment in Afghanistan's history.
Frida Wallberg was the best female boxer alive. WBC World Champion and undefeated her entire career, the Swede was one of the most feared fighters in the world. Yet during her final fight, a bout intended to be her crowning glory, she suffered a blow that was to impact on her life forever.
Visually stunning, this biographical tale of the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious - and accordingly closer - to the sea.
Pierre, a sixty-year-old technician on an offshore oil rig, has become a misanthropic loner. His wife has died, he had a lover, but left her without giving her any explanations. Now his only life companion is an alley cat he has adopted. One day he is the victim of a strange accident and finds himself immobilised in a hospital bed.