MFF2020 Feature Films

Opening Night Film: The Legend of Baron To’a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dod6OhCYKo Every legend has a legacy... When his late father’s priceless championship belt is stolen by a ruthless gang, a displaced Tongan man must reconnect with his father’s legacy to defeat the barbaric gang kingpin and get the title back. Year: 2020Running time: 1 hour 43 minutesDirector: Kiel McNaughtonLanguage: EnglishNation: Tonga, Māori BOOK TICKETS Opening […]

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Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Bellbird – Te Reo Māori

Year: 2018 Director: Hamish Bennett Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes Language: English with Te Reo Māori Subtitles Nation: Ngāti Whakaue, Patuharakeke, Kati Waewae BOOK TICKETS Screened with te reo Māori subtitles Set over four seasons on a humble Northland dairy farm, Bellbird is the story of a dairy farmer struggling to cope with the sudden […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open

Year: 2019 Director: Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes Language: English Nation: Sámi, Blackfoot Book TICKETS After a traumatic event, two Indigenous women in Vancouver are brought together and form a deep bond despite leading different lives.Rated 13 +

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Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Year: 2019 Director: Zacharias Kunuk Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes Language: Inukitut, English with English Subtitles Nation: Inuit BOOK TICKETS Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, 1961. Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team, just as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Take Home Pay

Year: 2019 Director: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa Duration: 1 hour 44 minutes Language: English, Samoan with English subtitles Nation: Samoa BOOK TICKETS Alama (Vito Vito) refuses to go back to Samoa until he catches his brother Popo (Longi Taulafo), who took his hard-earned money. Alama contacts his relative, aspiring Private Investigator Bob Titilo (Tofiga Fepulea’i), for help, […]

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Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Fukry (18+)

Year: 2019 Director: Blackhorse Lowe Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Language: English, Navajo with English subtitles Nation: Navajo BOOK TICKETS FUKRY is a doom rom-com set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This utterly unique feature film follows a group of Native American men and women as they go through the ups and downs of love. Restricted […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Wawa No Cidal

Year: 2016 Director: Yu-Chieh Cheng, Lekal Sumi Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes Language: Chinese with English subtitles Nation: Amis, Taiwan BOOK TICKETS Inspired by a true story, a woman returns home after years away from her village to find it overdeveloped and heavily influenced by tourism, so she sets out to reclaim her family's land […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Long Time No Sea

Year: 2018 Director: Tsui Yung-Hui  Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes Language: Mandarin with English Subtitles Nation: Tao BOOK tickets A pair of new shoes, a cross-sea competition, and a tribesman of oceans interweave a story of a child's emotional courage in pursuit of dreams. screening with Midang Midang Year: 2019Director: Alena MurangDuration: 3 minutesLanguage: KelabitNation: […]

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Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story

Year: 2019 Director: Nikki Si’ulepa Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes Language: English Nation: Satalo & Solaua Villages, Samoa Book tickets A true New Zealand love story based on Kiwi-Samoan writer/director Nikki Si'ulepa and producer Rachel Aneta Wills' hilarious journey in pursuit of rampant love.

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Charter

Year: 2019 Director: Amanda Kernell Duration: 94 minutes Language: Swedish with English Subtitles Nation: Sámi book tickets Writer/director Amanda Kernell (Sámi Blood, 2017)  returns with an intense portrait of the lawless force of an imperfect mother’s love.After a recent and difficult divorce, Alice’s ex-husband keeps her from seeing her children, awaiting the final custody verdict […]

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Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Blood Quantum (18+)

Year: 2018 Director: Jeff Barnaby Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes Language: English Nation: Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation book tickets The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. Traylor, the local tribal law enforcement, armed with […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Red Snow (16+)

Year: 2019 Director: Marie Clements Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes Language: English Nation: Métis, Dene Book tickets Dylan, a Gwich'in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, is caught in an ambush in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander release a cache of memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit […]

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Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Mitzi Bearclaw

Year: 2019 Director: Shelley Niro Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes Language: English Nation: Mohawk BOOK TICKETS Mitzi Bearclaw's dream to design cool hats is put on hold when she decides to move back to her isolated home reserve to look after her sick mother.

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Rustic Oracle (16+)

Year: 2019 Director: Sonia Boileau Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes Language: English Nation: Mohawk BOOK TICKETS When her devoted sister vanishes from their Mohawk community, eight-year-old Ivy joins her mother Susan in a desperate search; one that lays bare the indifference of authorities to missing Indigenous teens. As their investigation leads them from their cloistered […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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The Cursed Harp (18+)

Year: 2019 Director: Peter Hiki Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes Language: Sakha with English Subtitles Nation: Sakha BOOK TICKETS A young teacher, Sardaana arrives at a village for work as a teacher. She meets a young photographer Nyurgun, and he invites her to look at the museum full of spooky items. When Nyurgun is absent […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Closing Night: The Sun Above Me Never Sets

Year: 2019 Director: Liubov Borisova Duration: 1 hour 47 minutes Language: Sakha with English Subtitles Nation: Sakha book tickets Altan gets a job on a desolate island. Unsure and alone, Altan discovers he has a neighbour – elderly Baibal with a special request. Baibal is ready for death and asks the boy to bury him […]

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Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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