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No. 2 Film – 2006 Drama Adaptation

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Nanna Maria, the matriarch of a Fijian family living in Auckland feels that the heart has gone out of her clan. Nanna demands that her grown grandchildren put on a traditional feast at which she will name her successor. The grandchildren — Soul, Charlene, Hibiscus, Erasmus, and Tyson — reluctantly turn up. But tiffs send the day into chaos and Nanna calls the whole thing off. The lovo-warmed love letter to his Mt Roskill hometown was the debut feature for director Toa Fraser. It screened at many festivals and won the World Cinema audience award at Sundance 2006.

... assured handling and an appealing cast make this a deserving crowd-pleaser.
- Dennis Harvey, Variety review, 22 January 2006

Produced by

  • Colonial Encounters
  • Southern Light Films

Rights

The Sales Agent for this title is NZ Film.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission in association with Working Title Films and NZ On Air.

Music

Music composed by Don McGlashan.

Buy it

Available on DVD from Products New Zealand.