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Cinema of Unease

Cinema of Unease

Director Sam Neill and Judy Rymer

Producer Paula Jalfon and Grant Campbell

Cinema of Unease examines the cultural and historical context from which the New Zealand film industry grew, and explores the emergence of a national cinematic style. While obviously dated by the fact it was made twenty years ago, Sam Neill’s observations are still compelling, even if he himself no longer agrees with that point of view.

Part of the British Film Institute’s Century of Cinema series in which some of the world’s most respected directors investigate their national cinema.

Screening materials courtesy of The New Zealand Film Commission