Country: New Zealand

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MILK

In a small town square a young girl counts her savings. Happy with her sum, she skips to the country store where candy is arrayed in enticing glass jars. After careful consideration she selects a giant, coloured lollipop, then joins the queue behind an old man buying bread and milk. Her glee however, is stemmed …

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DISRUPT

When a burglary goes wrong, a drug addict must choose between his family and his next fix.

TEINE SĀ: THE ANCIENT ONES

TEINE SĀ is a supernatural anthology film based on 5 notorious goddesses of the Pacific. After centuries of slumber, the ‘Teine Sā’ or ‘the ancient ones’ have been evoked to come into the world once again. Set in modern day, ordinary Pasifika women have encounters with these ancient spirit women who help them in their …

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THE PANTHERS

1974, Auckland, New Zealand. Will ‘Ilolahia, the black sheep of his Tongan family and “The Professor” of the streets, is sick of seeing his community stuck in a broken system. When Trump-esque Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, comes to power, he wreaks havoc; fueling the divide between white and Polynesian New Zealanders and commencing racially-targeted Immigration …

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THE POWER OF THE DOG

Set in Montana in the 1920s, Jane Campion’s hotly anticipated new film is an enthralling revisionist western awash in sublime expanses and nuance, capturing a landscape and a people driven by the fantasy and folly of western expansion. Adapted from Thomas Savage’s cult novel of the same name, THE POWER OF THE DOG tells the …

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NIGHT RAIDERS

It’s the year 2043. Political factions had come to a head after a war broke apart North America. In that process, Canada joined the United States, caving to the argument that the alliance was necessary for survival of the Government (previously, known as the U.S. government), but it resulted in a civil war of rebellion …

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HIGH TIDE

HIGH TIDE, DON’T HIDE

Teens have been the leaders of far-reaching, rebellious movements for all of history. From Joan of Arc to the Vietnam protests, young adults have gritted their teeth and loudly demanded that change needs to happen immediately. In recent years, teens have begun advocating for institutional change regarding the climate crisis. In particular, a group of …

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JAMES & ISEY

Ahead of her 100th birthday, Isey and her devoted son James prepare for the party of a lifetime. Ngāti Manu woman Isey Cross lives with her youngest son, James, on a farm in Kawakawa, a small town on New Zealand’s North Island. Cheeky and vivacious, the 99-year-old is preparing to celebrate her centenary. Over the …

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