This was a great little NZ film! I missed it at the festival so was happy to catch it on DVD. If you like smaller more realistic films this is for you, but if you like action movies you will be bored.
Aro Valley-made DV drama concerns the intersecting lives of a cast and crew on a low budget movie, and the all-too-familiar disquiet of twenty-somethings in perpetual limbo.
Perhaps expired as another remark on tenuous relationships and procrastinating adulthood, dirs. Greenhough and Kane nevertheless demonstrate good intent, where long takes and uncluttered visuals suggest a European sensibility, leaving an overall polished exterior that belies the film's miniscule budget. Other points of interest include several sly in-jokes for those in the know, a recognisable Wellington milieu, and a curious instance of life imitating art: auteur and video store employee in the film, Rob Jerram, has since joined the our ranks, while Aro Video itself enjoys a supporting role, where snarky comments by staff members and pretentious discussions about Theo Angelopoulos are not at all far from the truth!
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
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