Old loves, family and sexuality are all bubbling under the surface in this short film from director Dorthe Scheffman (Vermilion). Susan (Judy McIntosh from Ngāti) crosses paths with old boyfriend Brian (Greg Johnson) at the rural wake for her childhood friend Gary. Their mutual attraction is a mix of familiarity, grief, and paths not taken. The film is also a story of conservative New Zealand struggling with the issue of homosexuality. The scenes between Gary's mother (played by Dorothy McKegg) and Susan are loaded with mutual loss. Scheffman has a long career as a producer.
Can you imagine a gay farmer here in the 60s?– Susan ( Judy McIntosh) talks about her old friend Gary
Made in association with the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission
'Bist du bei mir' composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, sung by Ben Melsom, organist Wendy Patston