Category: Movies Movies: MAHANA

Movies: MAHANA

April 16, 2016

Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors) adapts the Witi Ihimaera novel Bulibasha, the story of a rivalry between two sheep-shearing families set on New Zealand's East Coast in the 1960s.

Stars Temuera Morrison. 14-year-old Simeon Mahana (Akuhata Keefe), is in conflict with his traditionalist grandfather, Tamihana (Temuera Morrison). As Simeon unravels the truth behind the longstanding family vendetta he risks not just his own future prospects but the cohesion of the entire tight-knit society.

NZ Herald 4 Stars "an impressive adaptation of Witi Ihimaera's 1994 novel Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies."

Guardian 3 Stars "The Mahanas could be anyone, anywhere, whose male leader forgets that his role is to offer support, love and security – not hard-hearted rule."

Starring: Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty

Directed by Lee Tamahori ('Once Were Warriors', 'The Edge', 'Die Another Day')

Written by John Collee (based on the novel 'Bulibasha' by Witi Ihimaera)

Drama, Historical | M | Sexual references & content that may disturb | Country of Origin: New Zealand

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