Based on the Kiwi classic book, COUSINS by Patricia Grace.
5/5 Stars “Films like Cousins only come around once in a blue moon” – Kate Rodger (Newshub/ TV3)
FROM THE PRODUCERS OF BOY AND THE BREAKER UPPERERS!
Cousins is a dramatic and powerful story of three cousins who spend a lifetime in search of each other, separated by circumstances yet connected by blood.
RAGLAN MOVIES at the OLD SCHOOL, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan
COUSINS 2021 PG Offensive Language 98 mins
- Sunday 18th April 7.00pm
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)
Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.
Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).
Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separate, yet bound together forever. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As the years pass and land surveyors begin to encroach, their promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.
Writer and co-director Briar Grace-Smith hopes that people come away from watching Cousins with a greater understanding of Aotearoa’s history: “Cousins is a story about strength and resilience, touching on epic events in the history of Aotearoa such as the deployment of the 28th Maori Battalion to Europe, the 1975 Land March to Parliament and the Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi of 2004. However, at its heart it is an intimate story, about the theft of a child and her family’s lifelong quest to bring her back home to her people.”
SCREENPLAY BY: BRIAR GRACE-SMITH
DIRECTORS: AINSLEY GARDINER & BRIAR GRACE-SMITH
PRODUCERS: GEORGINA CONDER, AINSLEY GARDINER & LIBBY HAKARAIA
CAST: RACHEL HOUSE, BRIAR GRACE-SMITH, TANEA HEKE, ANA SCOTNEY, COHEN HOLLOWAY, MIRIAMA SMITH, SYLVIA RANDS, CHELSIE PRESTON CRAYFORD
2021 PG, Offensive language 83 mins New Zealand