A wandering fortune teller parks her house truck in Hokitika on a mission to find the daughter she gave up for adoption. This is Magik. One of her first clients, a young happily married chemist's assistant, is seeking a solution to her infertility. This is Rose. Magik, too, is resolved to have another child, but without having to keep the father around. They embark on a joint odyssey for love, sex and pregnancy in writer/director Vanessa Alexander’s feature debut (made when she was 28). David Stratton in Variety praised the film’s "disarmingly sweet treatment".
...one of the more beguiling local efforts to make it into cinemas in recent times and it's laced with more than enough good humour and humanity to repay the admission price.– Peter Calder in an NZ Herald review of the film's NZ festival screening
Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.
Incidental music by Victoria Kelly.