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Waru

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Sun 19 Nov 1.45pm
Tue 21 Nov 6.15pm
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Waru

Violence, offensive language, sex scenes, content that may disturb

Genre: Drama
Director: Briar Grace-Smith, Katie Wolfe, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene
Cast: Tanea Heke, Roimata Fox, Ngapaki Moetara, Awhina-Rose Ashby, Maria Walker, Kararaina Rangihau, Acacia Hapi, Miriama McDowell, Amber Curreen

A sisterhood of Māori female directors bravely share their insights into the complexity of child abuse, in a sequence of eight short films which seamlessly become one. At the centre of their stories is Waru, a boy killed at the hands of a caregiver.

We see a single death through the differing lenses of the extended family, community, and in one sharp sequence, national media too. WARU weaves multiple reactions and offers a glimpse into the events which ensue upon the killing of a child and the conflict created among loved ones.

★★★★★ "This film is beautiful, bold, gorgeously well made and utterly essential" (Dominion Post)

★★★★★ "A remarkable New Zealand film of the highest quality and most-profound impact" (Sunday Star Times)

Runtime: 86 mins

In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags, minimal yet deftly deployed sound effects) and exploring the theme (the absurdity of our increasing reliance on technology) that would define his cinema.
Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom. (criterion.com)
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Dates: 24th and 26th May (time tbc)
Other dates
31st May: MON ONCLE
7th June: PLAYTIME

14th June: TRAFIC and PARADE (double featur