1984, it’s a magical time for Boy, a Maori growing up in the New Zealand. Despite being absent most of Boy’s life, he believes his dad is doing heroic things. When his dad returns, Boy must reconcile the imagined dad with the misfit father he actually has.
Kimi and Melody are twins from a large family. The family runs a chicken farm and the twins deliver eggs to the local Maori community. When Melody dies an accidental death, Kimi finds it hard to let his sister go. He carries on as if she never left.
8-year old Simone O’Neil can be happy or sad. She chooses to be happy even after she witnesses her dad die. Her secret is that her father isn’t dead but now inhabits the giant fig tree in the yard.
In Tomorrow, it follows 8 Australian teens as their rural country side is invaded, families are taken, and they fight back guerrilla style. The synopsis really sounds the same as 1984′s Red Dawn. Fortunately there is no group urination into a car radiator or any other nonsense from the 80s.
Being an indigenous person in a westernized country is always challenging. They face poverty, substance abuse, and violence. They also have to endure horrible reserve conditions in the Australian desert.
It takes two to tango, maverick dance competitor Scott must find a partner immediately. Hope is found in his mom’s frumpy dance student Fran. As her dancing improves, they draw closer and it’s the student that teaches him about the true passion of dance and love.
Eric Bana’s 1974 Ford GT Falcon Coupe is the Beast in the title. At the beginning of the documentary he states, “Two things have remained constant in my life, my mates and my Beast.” This film is about his love for his car and his friends.