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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”.


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 ...

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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!!!

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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