November 4, 2017 –
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "A fascinating glimpse into New Zealand's contemporary Maori community, Waru brings a sense of dramatic, urgent realism to a story that plays out like a suspenseful mystery."
Official Selection 2017 Toronto Film Festival.
Official Selection 2017 NZ International Film Festival.
Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked and each follow one of eight female Māori lead characters during the same moment in time as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Māori, waru means 8.
Directed by Briar Grace-Smith, Katie Wolfe ('Kawa'), Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene
Starring Tanea Heke, Roimata Fox, Ngapaki Moetara, Awhina-Rose Ashby, Maria Walker, Kararaina Rangihau, Acacia Hapi, Miriama McDowell, Amber Curreen
Written by Briar Grace-Smith, Katie Wolfe, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu
Drama 86 mins | M Violence, offensive language, sex scenes & content that may disturb | New Zealand
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