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”.
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Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.
Composed and Produced by Neil Finn and Edmund McWilliams
EMI Music NZ - #536964 2
All music composed by Neil Finn except: 'Summer Intro', by Edmund McWilliams; 'Lucid Dream' by Liam Finn, 'Cry Wolf' & 'Phantom Love' by Lisa Germano; 'Black Sally' and Little Bo Peep Blues' performed by Human Instinct, 'Howzat' performed by Sherbert.
Engineered by Sam Gibson, Edmund McWilliam, Luke Tones.
Mixed by Neil Baldock and Edmund McWilliams at Roundhead Studios.
Available on DVD from Products New Zealand