Keswick Film Club - Whale Rider

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Sunday 11th January 5:30 PM

Whale Rider 

Director: Niki Caro Country: New Zealand/Germany
Cert: PG Year: 2002 Length: 101 mins Language: English

Audience Reaction

Score: 91.78% Attendance: 241


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The story of a young girl who struggles to claim her rightful place as the spiritual leader of a people seeking to find a viable existence in the modern world. A beautifully filmed account of both contemporary Maori life and its rich mythology, as Pai (Castle-Hughes is phenomenal in the central role) tries to assume her destiny by fighting a thousand years of tradition. This is an inspiring work by both writer-director Niki Caro and his acclaimed cinematographer Leon Narbey that has attracted huge audiences around the world (Audience Award at Sundance, Manila, Rotterdam, Seattle, San Francisco and Toronto Festivals).


open_quote Fresh, observant, tough, and genuinely moving close_quote Roger Ebert

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