Taika Waititi, New Zealand, 2010.
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Script: Taika Waititi
Producer: Cliff Curtis, Ainsley Gardener, Emanuel Michael
Production company: New Zealand Film Commission, Unison Films, Whenua Films
Cinematography: Adam Clark
Editing: Chris Plummer
Music: The Phoenix Foundation
Cast: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Cohen Holloway, Pana Hema Taylor
Running time: 88'
It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat called Leif, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers) and several cousins. Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version - an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before.
Sundance Film Festival 2010 – Official Sellection
Taika Waititi, born 1975, is a New Zealand-born film director, writer, painter, comedian and actor. His 2003 short film 'Two Cars, One Night' earned him an Academy Award nomination. His first feature film, the 2007 romantic comedy 'Eagle vs Shark' was screedned at the Zagreb Film Festival. His second feature, 'Boy', premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Location and screening schedule:
Tuškanac cinema, Monday, October 18th at 13.00
Europa cinema, Monday, October 18th at 22.00
Europa cinema, Tuesday, October 19th at 17.00