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Sure to Rise

Short Film (Full Length) – 1993

PG
Parental Guidance

While beachcombing, April (Hester Joyce) discovers an injured man and claims him as her own. She must keep him a secret, and alive, in a makeshift community called Paradise. But Paradise is under threat and the other residents are slowly moving on. Fiercely protective of the broken man in her bed, April cannot leave, nor can she stay. For April there is nowhere to go but up. Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Sure To Rise competed for the Palme d’Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Producer Owen Hughes writes here about where the film's rise led its director.

Key Cast & Crew

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Hester Joyce

As: April

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Niki Caro

Director, Writer

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Owen Hughes

Producer

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Oliver Rennie

As: Boy

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Astra Bouiller

As: Nada

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Joel Tobeck

As: Parachutist

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Frame Up Films

Acknowledgements

Made in association with the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission

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