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Waru

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"Well done Mana Wahine’s"
4 stars"
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More of an outcome in the endings would have been better! Loved that these issues were brought to the table as they are very real and still ongoing today.

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"One of the best films of 2027"
5 stars"
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Deeply emotional, challenging and beautifully filmed. A great achievement for New Zealand female film-makers.

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Description

Waru

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 eight.

Critic Reviews:

  • " It's a remarkable achievement – authentic, impassioned, unexpected – that stands as a testament to the radical power of cooperative film-making. " – Mark Kermode
  • " The cumulative power of this splintered portrait of community trauma creeps up on you. " – Josh Slater-Williams
  • " Perhaps not every section works. But Waru lingers, disquietingly, in the mind. " – Peter Bradshaw
Release date Australia
January 31st, 2018
Movie Format
  • DVD
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Language
English, Maori
Length (Minutes)
86
Subtitles
English
Number of Discs
1
Genre
  • Drama
Original Release Year
2018
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9312590158377
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
27441705

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