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World Cinema

BELLBIRD

Year 2019
Runtime 95 mins
Language English
Canadian Premiere
Sep 20
5:30 PM Eau Claire 4
Sep 28
8:30 PM Eau Claire 4
Hamish Bennett's debut feature, BELLBIRD, is overflowing with Kiwi charm.

Ross, a New Zealand dairy farmer, is a man of few words and when his wife Beth dies, so does his spirit. His son Bruce is reluctant to change his own life to help run the farm, but can see his father struggling, both physically and emotionally. Without Beth as a buffer, the distance between the two men is exacerbated. When Bruce's boss and a local lad step in to help on the farm, things starts to turn a corner and Ross learns that family can have many definitions.

Filled to the brim with quirky characters, farm-life realism and community spirit, Hamish Bennett's feature debut is as welcoming as a cup of cocoa and as warm as a wool sweater... New Zealand wool, of course.

Countries

New Zealand
Festivals
Sydney Film Festival
Director
Hamish Bennett
Producer
Orlando Stewart, Catherine Fitzgerald
Screenwriter
Hamish Bennet
Cinematographer
Grant McKinnon
Editor
Jason Pengelly
Music
Karl Steven
Cast
Marshall Napier, Annie Whitle, Cohen Holloway, Rachel House