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Frontline - Kiwis Cannes Do Television (Full Length) – 1994 News/Current Affairs Arts/Culture

Frontline - Kiwis Cannes Do

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The 1994 Cannes Film Festival turned out to be a very good year for New Zealand: a little movie called Once Were Warriors began its rise to glory, and some even smaller films did big things. Frontline reporter Ross Stevens was in France to capture the action — from impressed reactions to Warriors, to the 'film is a business' talk of NZ Film Commission chair Phil Pryke. Director Grant Lahood's short film Lemming Aid comes second in the official competition, and the festival screens a special season of Kiwi shorts — only the second such event in Cannes history.

I can barely speak because I think it's just a great great film.
– Producer David Hannay after seeing one of the first screenings of Once Were Warriors