Rain of the Children
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Rain of the Children
New Zealand cinema mainstay Vincent Ward (What Dreams May Come) helms this nonfiction opus, the genesis of which actually preceded his feature debut, Vigil (1984). In the late 70s, while in mid-production on his project In Spring One Plants Alone, then-art student Ward met an elderly Maori woman named Puhi who deeply intrigued him. On a tragic note, the said woman died in 1980, but she lingered on Ward's mind over the passing decades. With this film, Ward returns to chronicle Puhi via a head-on documentary portrait of her life and times, comprised of dramatic reenactments, documentary… More