Essie Davis (The Babadook), Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night in Soho), Amelie Baynes (film debut), Angus Stevens (film debut), Lively Nili (film debut), Bridie Sisson (film debut), Semu Filipo (Show of Hands), Harry Adams (film debut), Xana Tang (Mulan)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Gaysorn Thavat (film debut), director; Sophie Henderson (Baby Done), writer; Emma Slade (Rage), producer; Karl Steven (Come to Daddy), composer; Ginny Loane (The Breaker Upperers), cinematographer; Cushla Dillon (Snakeskin), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Bunny (Davis), a homeless woman whose children have been placed in foster care, makes ends meet by washing cars at intersections, and looking after her sister and brother-in-law’s children. When she witnesses an unspeakable act against her brother-in-law’s step-daughter Tonyah (McKenzie), it sparks a journey between the two of them as she attempts to reunite with her kids…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This hard-hitting New Zealand drama features a pair of powerhouse performances from Essie Davis and Thomasin McKenzie, who confront some dark truths in ways that will warm your heart.