Cinema of Unease - 1995
BFI/Top Shelf Productions - 52 min.
Writers/Directors: Sam Neill, Judy Rymer; Editor: Michael Horton; Music: Don McGlashan; Photography: Alun Bollinger, Producers: Paula Jalfon, Grant Campbell. Executive Producers: Vincent Burke, Colin MacCabe, Bob Last.
A subjective and partial, but nevertheless very useful resume of New Zealand feature film productions to the mid-1990's, with Sam Neill as guide. Made as part of a British series commemorating a century of cinema. In it Neill presents his reminiscences of cinema-going from the 1950's, and his interpretations of various New Zealand feature films made since then, particularly in respect of what he sees them reflecting of New Zealand society. Thirty-three NZ titles are represented within the 60 short clips contained within the documentary. Highly recommended.
Censor Rating: G - Review Rating: B
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