TYPE: M – DURATION 108 MINUTES – NEW ZEALAND MINI-FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE. TWO SCREENINGS ONLY!
- Friday, May 27, 2016 5.30pm
- Sunday, May 29, 2016 2.45pm
From the makers of Hook, Line & Sinker and Taking the Waewae Express, comes a story of friendship, forgiveness and the redemptive power of truth. Like the rose that gives the film its name, The Great Maiden’s Blush is both a delicate and thorny tale of two first-time single mothers, Bunny (Miriama McDowell) a taxi driver and illicit girl-racer, and Aila (Renee Lyons), a failed pianist and gardener. After the birth of their babies, they end up sharing a room in a post-natal ward. A precarious friendship develops between them, and as they face the challenges of new motherhood, they must also confront their pasts and the truth of the paternity of their newborn babies. Babies and absent fathers, opera and drag-racing, gardening and Schubert are all swept into the drama in this female-centred story, rich in drama and emotion.