You are here:

Rain

Film, 2001 (Drama)

 Rain

00:00

/

00:00

High

0 MB

Low

0 MB

Clips (4)

  1. The trailer for the film.

  2. An excerpt from the film.

  3. The credits from this film.

  4. A promo with three short scenes from the film.

Synopsis

Rain begins by evoking an idyllic kiwi summer. It's a 1970s beach holiday; Mum, Dad and the kids. Picture perfect. But, as the title hints, all is not sunny days at the bach. Beneath still waters Mum is drowning in drink, Dad is defeated, and 13-year-old Janey is awakening to a new kind of power. An adaptation of the eponymous Kirsty Gunn novel, Rain was director Christine Jeffs' widely acclaimed debut feature and saw her selected on Variety’s 2002 ‘Ten Directors to Watch’ list. Kevin Thomas in the LA Times acclaimed the film as, “an important feature debut”.

Background

A Perspective by Paul Stanley Ward 01.10.2008

Rain was the first feature from successful commercials and short film director, Christine Jeffs. A 1970s family summer holiday is the context for a poetically haunting exploration of ...

Read more ›

Post a comment

   
I am:
 

Please keep your comments relevant to this title. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

Comments (2)

 Darian Zam

Darian Zam

easily one of the top few best films to come out of New Zealand in the last decade.

 Nicole Beguely

Nicole Beguely

No film has ever moved me like this one did... The children's acting blew me away! So believable and authentic. Could easily relate to it, traditional kiwi summers, family holidays, family issues... So real... Beautiful settings. Brilliant story. Amazing movie!!!

Produced by

  • Rose Road
  • Communicado

Favourite:

You need to be logged in to add to your favourites.

Related Titles (16)

 Stroke

Short Film, 1994 (Full Length)

Short film directed by Christine Jeffs

 Swimming Lessons

Television, 1995 (Full Length)

Philippa Campbell’s debut as a screen producer

 Watermark

Short Film, 2001 (Full Length)

More danger in the mangroves

 Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

Television, 1994 (Full Length Episode)

Featuring actor Marton Csokas as Leonard Dodds

 The Making of The Governor

Television, 1977 (Full Length)

Cinematographer John Toon features in this doco

 Choice Night

Short Film, 2010 (Full Length)

More coming of age drama

 Broken English

Film, 1996 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Featuring actor Marton Csokas

 Plain Tastes

Television, 1995 (Full Length)

Also features actor Marton Csokas

 Truant

Short Film, 2005 (Full Length)

Another coming of age drama

 I Like Rain

Music Video, 1987

A music video about liking rain

 It's Lizzie to those Close

Television, 1983 (Full Length)

More award-winning work from actor Sarah Peirse

 So True

Music Video, 2005

A more idyllic Kiwi summer

 Rain

Music Video, 1983

No relation

 The Weight of Elephants

Film, 2013 (Trailer)

Another feature told from a child’s perspective

 Loose Enz - The Good Samaritan

Television, 1981 (Full Length)

More marriage dissolved in drink

 Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Television, 2010 (Trailer and Excerpts)

More middleaged confrontation with sexuality

Collections.   See all collections ›  

Included in:

 NZ Book Month Collection

Awards

2001 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Actress: Sarah Peirse
Supporting Actor: Alistair Browning
Juvenile Performer: Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki

Nominated for Best Film, Director, Cinematography, Design and Costume Design