Insatiable Moon, The - 2010
UPC - 9312590153167; 5060106960177
Cast: Rawiri Paratene, Sara Wiseman, Ian Mune, Greg Johnson, Mick Innes.
Screenplay: Mike Riddell from his novel; Director of Photography: Thomas Burstyn; Original Music: Neville Copland; Editing: Paul Maxwell; Production Designer: Brent Hargreaves; Costume Design: Chanelle Gerrard; Producers: Pip Piper, Mike Riddell, Rob Taylor;
Director: Rosemary Riddell
Arthur, the self-appointed second son of God, is on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven and to save his boarding house for a group of men who, like him, have mental health ?issues?. Arthur thinks he has found his "Queen" in community worker Margaret and he preaches his vision of a just and caring society to those who would destroy his world. However, increasingly confused, he is confined to a psychiatric ward. Unfortunately, this admirable story is less than it could have been due to inadequate funding, but miracles can happen with films and this may be one of them. The presence of English subtitles is definately helpful, especially given the inclusion of NZ slang, but I wish English or Maori subtitles had been included when Maori phrases and speeches were given. Try to see this very commendable effort. Recommended.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-
Official MP4 Trailer