★★★★½ "This lovingly crafted Kiwi drama demands your attention" - Stuff.co.nz.
Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood.
Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau 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.
Starring Briar Grace-Smith, Tanea Heke, Rachel House, Cohen Holloway and Chelsie Preston Crayford. From the producers of Boy and The Breaker Upperers. Based on the acclaimed novel by Patricia Grace.
★★★★½ - Stuff.co.nz
"Cousins is a movie that requires your attention. Fortunately, its compelling narrative, evocative sense of space and place and terrific performances demand it."
"Cousins is one of those very special films that only comes around once in a blue moon" - Kate Rodger, Newshub
"Anchored by superb performances... Cousins is a deeply moving dramatic triumph" - Flicks.co.nz