First Man is an intimate and epic biopic telling the dramatic tale of Neil Armstrong’s first ‘small step’ on the moon. With visceral tension and beautiful visual craft the film combines a stunning visual creation of the vastness of outer space with an intimate portrait of the inner life of the famous spaceman. An inspiration – INDEPENDENT Powerfully moving – Mark KermodePlease follow, share and like RFT on:
The terrible death of a young Maori boy, Waru, is told by eight female directors in a series of ambitious interconnected short films. Each director explores a different side of the community’s trauma: Waru’s teacher, trying to cope with the loss; his grandmothers, arguing over the fate of Waru’s body at the funeral service; and his aunt, preparing food for the mourners like it’s a military exercise. Waru is a stunning portrayal of how a child’s death can loom large over everything and everyone. Beautiful, bold, gorgeously well-made and utterly essential to any understanding of New Zealand film-making and this
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