WED. 19 8.30 PM - SAT. 22 2.30 PM
Director : Brad McGann
New-Zealand/UK /2004 /128 min /35 mm /colour /French subtitled

Cast : Matthew MacFadyen, Emily Barclay, Miranda Otto,
Colin Moy, Jimmy Keen
When his father dies, Paul Prior, a disillusioned war photographer, returns from Europe, for the first time in seventeen years, to his remote New Zealand hometown. For the discontented 16-year-old Celia, the child of a former lover, he opens up a world she has only dreamed of. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her stifling small-town existence. But many, including the members of both their families, frown upon the friendship, and when Celia goes missing, accusing fingers all point to Paul, who starts his own investigation and has to dig deep into the past. What he finds there goes much further than the secret hiding place where his father used to enjoy books, music and wine. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of the silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.