Dir: Matthew Saville

New Zealand 2022      94mins    Cert:15A(IFCO)            Language: English

Starring:          Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas, George Ferrier, Edith Poor ,Desray Armstrong, Angela Littlejohn

Sam (17) has been on a self-destructive spiral that could lead to his death. He returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth, has moved in. Ruth is an ex-war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle. Sam soon finds himself profoundly confronted by her alcoholic wit and chutzpah. Their first meeting is awkward; their second violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays. Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.

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