THE MOON IS UPSIDE DOWN
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Loren Taylor, Victoria Haralabidou, Elizabeth Hawthorn
Director: Loren Taylor
Producers: Phillipa Campbell, Georgina Conder
Executive Producers: Jill Macnab, Phil Bremner
Natalia 50’s, a mail-order bride from Siberia, arrives in Aotearoa to discover that her dream of running a café at her new husband’s remote petrol station, is far from reality. She works to make the best of her situation and get to know her shy husband. But Macintosh is hiding something and when she prises a confession from him she leaves, betrayed.
Anaesthetist Briar 30’s, lives in numb exhausted chaos, cheered up by an online relationship with her elder sister’s ex Tim. Their romantic weekend away disintegrates when Briar hits and injures a kahu (hawk) in the middle of nowhere and is determined to find help to keep it alive.
Faith 70's, discovers that a block of flats she purchased on behalf of her absent husband as an investment, included a dead tenant in its chattels. Her empathy for Rita’s lonely death drives Faith to search for Rita’s family, and when none can be found, to find a way to honour her life.
Three very different women journey out of the everyday and through unexpected encounters where their lives briefly touch each other, come face to face with their dormant wild selves.