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Saving Grace

Film (Excerpts) – 1997

R16
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That’s what movies can do best. They can bend reality and explore dreamlike states ... I love surrealism, but I’m not into fantasy, as such. I like being on a cusp between what’s solid and what’s not. The same sensibility or balance in Duncan’s writing really attracted me, as theatre critic Denis Welch cleverly pointed out about Sarkies’ work: ‘It’s more ‘realism’ than ‘sur’.
– Director Costa Botes
It’s a real pleasure to welcome a New Zealand feature film with style and brains.
– Nicholas Reid in North & South
He understood Gerald, because in all the most positive ways, he's not unlike him. Far from being the macho man I'd feared, Jim's a lovely, nurturing kind of guy, full of irrepressible positive energy. He was a tonic for me and all the crew.
– Director Costa Botes on actor Jim Moriarty