Kari Devereaux Photography Model= Julia Cummings
2001. Written & directed by Christine Jeffs. Based off a novel by Kirsty Gunn.
The carefully crafted feature-length debut for New Zealand’s Christine Jeffs does a great job portraying a family slowly but steadily coming apart. The late’90s-ish indie feel of the film does much to enhance the realism of both the lost, hopeless parents as well as the cumulative effect of their decisions on their children, most especially their young teenage daughter. Good acting, great shots of a sleepy New Zealand coast, and some particularly good music to be had in both the score and the songs. Recommended for indie film lovers.