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Christmas Film (Full Length, Trailer, and Extras) – 2004 Drama

Christmas

Film (Full Length, Trailer, and Extras) – 2004 Drama

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Tis the season to be toxic in this "distinctly Kiwi take on the f***ed up whanau" (Chris Knox, Real Groove). Broke, depressed oldest son Keri arrives home to face up to a suburban Christmas countdown and two messed up sisters, a gay brother, drunk kids, and narcoleptic parents. Director Gregory King wrests bleak comedy and holiday horrors from the tokes, tinsel and frequent toilet visits. The raw realism of his debut feature saw it selected for Toronto, Locarno, Edinburgh, and Melbourne festivals. It won best digital film and script at the 2003 NZ Film Awards.  

As a piece of  filmmaking, this is exciting- unlike anything else in New Zealand cinema, past or present.
– Edinburgh International Film Fest

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Made with assistance from the Screen Innovation Production Fund and the New Zealand Film Commission.