Cousins (2021)


Cousins (2021)

Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whanau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, 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, loss of the family land seems imminent and the women's promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.
New Zealand
IMDb   8.8 /10
Director Ainsley Gardiner
Director Briar Grace Smith
Writer Patricia Grace
Writer Briar Grace Smith
Release Date2021-03-03
Runtime1h 38mins
Content Rating
CompanyMiss Conception Films, NZ On Air, New Zealand Film Commission
CountryNew Zealand
LanguageEnglish, Maori
Older Hamuera
Oldest Sonny
Hariata Moriarty
Hariata Moriarty
Adult Missy
Maori Caregiver
Erroll Anderson
Erroll Anderson
Sylvia Rands
Sylvia Rands
Mrs. Parkinson