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The Mountain

Directed by Rachel House
2024
New Zealand
89 minutes
PG
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Rachel House (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) makes her directorial debut with this riotous and colourful drama about three children discovering friendship's healing power through the spirit of adventure. From executive producer Taika Waititi.
The fearless and determined Sam is a young Maori girl on a mission to win her battle with cancer. She hopes to find strength under the watchful eye of Taranaki Maunga, or Mountain, and so embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Sam meets some ragtag misfits along the way – the lonely yet adorable Mallory, hoping to find friends, and the fierce Bronco, a runaway from a father who is too busy to notice him. As they go off-the-beaten track, trekking through spectacular New Zealand landscapes, the trio learn the magic of adventure and true connection.
House has once again proven herself as a Kiwi filmmaking giant, balancing story, fresh young talent, and weighty themes with mastery in her directorial debut
Alessia Belsito-Riera, Regional News
A joyous and heartfelt drama
Robin Martin, Radio New Zealand
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Year
2024
Classification
PG
Country
New Zealand
Language
In English and Maori with English subtitles
Director
Rachel House
Producer
Morgan Waru, Desray Armstrong
Cast
Elizabeth Atkinson, Rueben Francis, Terence Daniel
Screenwriter
Tom Furniss, Rachel House
Cinematographer
Matt Henley
Editor
Cushla Dillon, Carly Turner
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
First Nations, Women Directors, Family, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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