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Juniper (2023)

Opens on February 24

Director: Matthew J. Saville Run Time: 94 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Carlos Muller, Charlotte Rampling, Edith Poor, George Ferrier, Marton Csokas

Country: New Zealand
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection, 2022 Edinburgh International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2022 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Ruth (Academy Award-nominee Charlotte Rampling) is a worldly former war correspondent now bored in retirement with a drinking problem and a newly fractured leg. Sam (George Ferrier) is her unruly grandson, recently kicked out of boarding school and grieving the death of his mother. When the two are brought together under the same roof, they form an unexpected bond.

“Charlotte Rampling is absolutely furious and fabulous.”

—Cath Clarke for The Guardian

About the filmmaker:

Matthew J. Saville is an actor, writer and film director from New Zealand. He wrote and directed two short films, Hitch Hike (2012) and Dive (2014) before making his feature film debut with Juniper (2023), which screened at festivals all over the world. He has acted on stage and screen, with credits in Spartacus (2010), Taika Waititi’s comedy series Super City (2011), The Almighty Johnsons (2013), and most recently, Ti West’s feature film X (2022). His television writing credits include Shortland Street (2005), The Insiders Guide to Love (2005), and The Blue Rose (2013). He studied acting at New Zealand’s national drama school, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School.

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