Crush is a tale of simmering sexuality set in Rotorua. Moral or sexual ambiguity pervades the narrative of conflicted desire. Its mix of blocked-up writer, spurting mud-pools, infatuated teen, eel farm, American femme fatale (Marcia Gay Harden), noir motels, limp Pongas, twisted metal and wheelchairs, plays out in a symbolic NZ landscape not seen before (or since). Director Alison Maclean's debut feature (co-written with Anne Kennedy, produced by Bridget Ikin) played in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
In the darkly humorous Crush, the debut feature of Alison Maclean, Marcia Gay Harden (fresh from the Coen Brothers' gangster flick Miller's Crossing) plays Lane, a sexually ...
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Short Film, 1989 (Full Length)
Classic Alison Maclean short film
Television, 1987 (Full Length)
Written and directed by Alison Maclean
Television, 1987 (Full Length Episode)
Co-written by Anne Kennedy
Film, 1990 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Also produced by Bridget Ikin
Short Film, 1983 (Full Length)
Alison Maclean’s first short film, produced by Bridget Ikin
Short Film, 1986 (Full Length)
Short film co-written by Anne Kennedy
Film, 1983 (Excerpts)
Also stars Donogh Rees
Music Video, 1987
A music video from JPSE
Short Film, 2009 (Full Length)
More drama in the geothermal mud
Music Video, 1981
Also starring Donogh Rees
Film, 1978 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Another dark tale of sexuality and symbolism
Short Film, 1950 (Full Length)
An NFU newsreel featuring Rotorua’s geothermal region
Short Film, 1993 (Full Length)
A short film with themes of dark infatuation
1993 Sundance, 1992 Cannes (in competition), 1992 Toronto Festival of Festivals, London, Puerto Rico, Sydney, Cambridge