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Rain Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2001 Adaptation Drama

Rain

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2001 Adaptation Drama

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...an evocative mood piece, enriched by gorgeous visuals ... generally, the direction is mature and controlled, not just in visual terms but in the assured handling of the actors. Like so many New Zealand filmmakers, Jeffs and d.p. [director of photography John] Toon display a remarkable feel for nature and landscape and for the soft, glowing light particular to parts of the Southern Hemisphere.
– David Rooney reviewing Rain in Variety, 15 May 2001
I read the book about four times. I carried it around in my purse and it was kind of thumbed and underlined. I was haunted by it, but I didn’t really know where to start. I hadn’t ever adapted a book before, I hadn’t made a movie before, I wasn’t sure about the process...
– Writer/director Christine Jeffs on Kirsty Gunn's book Rain, IndieWire website, 23 April 2002
Rain is a sensual, moody coming-of-age drama of wide implications and stunning impact that marks an important feature debut for New Zealand writer-director Christine Jeffs.
– Kevin Thomas in a rave review of Rain, The LA Times, 3 May 2002