[More like 3.5] The tone is very interesting: having the thoughts of a young kid in such a detached granfather-granddaughter relationship voice the narration, mixing deeply felt parts with more 'all-knowing' points of view is interesting. Technically is nice, but nothing worth noting.
The film is critical about the patriarchal side of the Maori culture; yet at the same time with a female and young character acknowledged as the leader at the end, it also showed that the people-men- belonging to that culture could be very humble. In that sense, the film is not only about the struggle of a female character to get acknowledged but also about the profundity of Maori culture.
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.