Definitely watching this over the weekend! ~ V
Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing is proud to announce the release of COUSINS, directed by Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith.
COUSINS follows three Māori cousins—Mata, Missy and Makareta—who lead separate lives, yet are bound together forever.
Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau (family) and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment.
Back home on the land in New Zealand, driven and educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land.
As the years pass and land surveyors begin to encroach, their promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes.
Cast includes Rachel House (Moana), Tanea Heke (No .2), co-director Briar Grace Smith (Waru), Ana Scotney (The Breaker Upperers), Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne (Hunt For The Wilderpeople), Hariata Moriarty (Savage), Mihi Te Rauhi Daniels, Te Raukura Gray and Keyahne Patrick-Williams.
Now on Netflix.
ARRAY Releasing Presents: COUSINS ~ Video via ARRAY
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