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Goodbye Pork Pie
Two young men set out on a thousand-mile escapade in a tiny, yellow, stolen car. Goodbye Pork Pie is the exciting story of two very different young men - and of their incredible (and often very funny) thousand mile journey…
The Orator
The Orator (O Le Tulafale) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa.…
Crush
Infatuation and manipulation enter the lives of an adolescent and her father because of the arrival of a reckless femme fatale. A piercing modern fable entwining the lives of an awkward adolescent girl, a malevolent femme fatale, a wheelchair-ridden critic…
Vigil
Vigil is the first ever film from New Zealand to compete in Cannes (1984). Winner of the Best Film award at the Madrid Film Festival it is the first feature film of 30 year-old Vincent Ward. Vigil is a powerful…
Sleeping Dogs
Smith is a man on the run, running from a broken marriage. Accidentally caught between two powers - a repressive Government and a violent resistance movement - he becomes a man alone...hunted and hostile, driven by the will to survive.
Ngati
In a remote seaside village, a stranger becomes involved in public and personal crises.
A Medieval Odyssey: The Navigator
A visionary boy leads five men from the 14th Century into a 20th Century city. Their quest: to save their village before sunrise. It is Cumbria 1348, the year of the Black Death. A medieval mining village lives in fear…
Mauri
Mauri is the story of Rewi, a man haunted by a past which threatens to engulf his future. The story is set among the colourful characters of a once thriving settlement, Te Mata, upon whom the encroachment by Europeans spells…
The Rain of the Children
A woman walks between the worlds of the living and the dead in search of her lost children. Vincent Ward weaves drama with documentary to unravel the extraordinary story of Puhi, the Tuhoe woman he filmed in 1978 for his…
Making of Utu
Making Utu explores the kaupapa behind the production. It includes interviews with Joe Malcolm, cultural advisor on the production, and Murphy, Merata Mita and actor Martyn Sanderson share their understanding of the story's exploration of New Zealand's racial past.
Kitchen Sink
A woman finds something quaint in her kitchen sink and feels strangely captivated towards it... KITCHEN SINK is an original and full-blooded short film that combines humor with surrealism and leads the viewer towards the fantasy of horror.
Offerings to the God of Speed
This Roger Donaldson documentary preceded the director's work on The World's Fastest Indian and fuelled his interest in Burt Munro whose motto was 'fix it and try again'. In 50 years, he had some 250 motor blow-ups, usually because the…
Smash Palace
Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms of another…
In Spring One Plants Alone - A Life of Ritual and Survival
An aged woman lives with her fully grown and wholly dependent son. This film is a rare view of an enclosed world where an 82-year-old woman, alone, is 'The Burdened One'. Filmed over a period of one and a half…
A Dream in the Making ?
A documentary about the making of Roger Donaldson's feature film Sleeping Dogs (1977) which includes interviews with Roger Donaldson, Geoff Murphy, Sam Neill, Ian Mune and Warren Oates and stunts and special effects used in the film.
War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us
Gaylene Preston's documentary deals with the personal experiences of seven women during WWII. Through interviews, archival footage, still photographs and popular songs of the time, she paints an absorbing and fascinating portrait of wartime New Zealand. The women's experiences are…