Tuesday
02
Oct
7.15pm
Back river queen
 
Tue
02
Oct
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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 at 7.15pm
New Zealand
  • Drama
  • 2005
  • New Zealand
  • Colour
  • 116 mins.
 

Vincent Ward's highly ambitious fifth feature follows an Irishwoman in 1860s New Zealand, as Māori tribes resist the occupation of their land by the British. Sarah (Samantha Morton) has had an affair with a Māori and borne his child. Years later the boy is kidnapped by his grandfather, a powerful tribal leader. Sarah embarks on a search for her child, aided by warrior Wiremu (Cliff Curtis). When she finds him, both mother and son must decide to which culture they belong.

Director:

 
Vincent Ward

Cinematographer:

 
Alun Bollinger

Screenplay:

 
Vincent Ward Toa Fraser Kely Lyons

Cast:

 
Samantha Morton Cliff Curtis Stephen Rea Kiefer Sutherland

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