Marvelous. Expertly told--the performance of Keisha Castle Hughes is up there with some of the finest/ most unforgettable performances I've seen. This film has the mysticism of the maori and carries its warrior heart. It's also a proudly feminist work that all girls should see.
Absolutely beautiful, immersing the viewer in the depths of Maori culture through the prophetic path of a little girl - a true fighter. Thumbs up for Niki Caro and, of course, the brilliant Keisha Castle-Hughes.
Was expecting Free Willie, Maori version. Got nothing of the sort. Was not disappointed. It is really well-acted, heartfelt and empowering and it has a nice balance of realism and a broader, legendary scale that I really appreciate.
annoying story,happened in a patriarchal society. There is an idea emphasized to the desire mythological, lagging behind the era inside film. but it is dragging audiences to familiar end rather than shock the audience ..this film has similarities with the difficulties faced by females inside mindset of middle eastern societies. But this is not a criticism,it is portrait of a girl who is trying to prove herself here.
it was really slow and quiet but nevertheless great. never underestimate women. that grandpa really I have no words…made my heart cringe. but finally in the end he saw light. but it was painful to see till then. but such an important message!