Rose Road and Communicado - 90 min.
DVD UPC # 687797100696; 5060037261398
Cast: Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki, Sarah Peirse, Marton Csokas, Alistair Browning, Aaron Murphy.
Screenplay: Christine Jeffs from a novel by Kirsty Gunn; Art Director: Kirsty Clayton; Director of Photography: John Toon; Editor: Paul Maxwell;
Music: Neil Finn and Edmund McWilliams; Executive Producer: Robin Scholes; Producer: Philippa Campbell; Director: Christine Jeffs.
It is late summer in the 1970's with 13-year old Janey and her family, who are settling into their Northland east coast cottage for another seaside holiday. Her days are full of swimming and fishing. At night her parents give parties where the adults drink, dance and flirt. Janey is increasingly aware of the cracks in her parents' marriage. Watching her mother begin an affair with a visiting photographer, she starts to discover her own sexuality. Janey decides to grown up quickly. This first feature film by Jeffs has received much deserved praise. Recommended, but DVD needs English subtitles.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-
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