August 4, 2016
Two women, two worlds, two babies - absent fathers
A story of friendship, forgiveness and the redemptive power of truth
Two first-time single mothers, one a girl racer, the other a pianist & gardener, share a room in a post-natal ward after the birth of their babies. A precarious friendship develops between the two, and as they face the challenges of new motherhood, they must also confront their pasts and face the truth of the paternity of their newborn babies.
Stuff 4 1/2 stars Â "This is a sinuous, clever, ambitious, nuanced, layered and gorgeously assembled film. Pay The Great Maiden's BlushÂ the attention it deserves and you'll be rewarded with one of the most beautifully photographed, best sounding and best written films you'll see all year. Bravo." - GRAEME TUCKETT
NZ Listener 4 stars "Lyons and McDowell pour a wellspring of melancholy and world-weariness into their performances, unblemished by any need for gloss or artifice." James Robins
â€œThe stories of mothers separated from their children at birth may be familiar territory, but the anguish never loses its power to break the heart. In this beautifully crafted film, Bosshard and Loader have achieved the remarkable feat of finding unexpected redemption. Wonderful. I'm truly impressed.â€ - DAME FIONA KIDMAN, writer
Directed by Shane Loader ('Hook, Line and Sinker''), Andrea Bosshard
Starring Miriama McDowell, Renee Lyons, KC Kelly, Carl Drake, Ian Lesa, Barnie Duncan, George Fenn
Written by Shane Loader, Andrea Bosshard
Drama | 108 mins | Rating: M Offensive language & adult themes | New Zealand
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Bunny (a girl racer) and Aila (a failed pianist & gardener) face the challenges of new motherhood. With a precarious friendship, they confront their pasts coming to terms with the paternity of each baby.
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