Orphans & Kingdoms
Directed by Paolo Rotondo
In writer/director Paolo Rotondo’s debut feature, three teenagers on the run break into a deluxe Waiheke Island home and find themselves caught in a tense psychodrama with the conflicted owner.
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★★★★★ review by Jadin Leslie on Letterboxd
Amazing film, Loved the Premiere! The film gives you a lot to think about - what is going on in this world!
★★★★★ review by Elspeth Grant on Letterboxd
Awesome Kiwi film. This is an intense story, mostly in close up!
★★★½ review by AngelaMurphy on Letterboxd
Raw and worthy.
★★★★ review by Dan Slevin on Letterboxd
“One of the script’s strengths is how it manages to switch the balance of power – not just between the have and have-nots but even within the young gang. Only occasionally does it feel like character is being sacrificed for narrative drive and the eventual escape (I’m not saying who) comes across as a little easier than it might have been – perhaps the sleepiness of the Waiheke constabulary can be fingered for that.”
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