WARU

Mature Audience. Violence, offensive language, sex scenes & content that may disturb.  

Genre: Drama / New Zealand
Released: 31st January

 

Eight female Maori 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 Maori 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 Maori, waru means eight.

Starring: Awahina Rose Ashby, Jonny Brugh, Amber Cureen
Score: 7.4/10