Charlotte Rampling at Centre of Likeable Juniper
“Juniper is a drama with black comic edges about a fragmented family, and the unexpectedly life-affirming influence of its particularly tetchy matriarch. In the lead role is Charlotte Rampling, an actor blessed with an epically scornful side eye capable of withering a vase of flowers from across a room,” Jason Di Rosso writes in a review of New Zealand writer-director Matthew J Saville’s first feature film, for ABC News.
“Rampling makes it worth watching, even if you sense where it’s all heading,” Di Rosso writes.
“As Rampling guides the film into its eventual emotional thaw, along the way she displays a range that occasionally surprises … At the centre of this modest, likeable New Zealand drama, she emanates a rich, layered sense of character.”
Saville was born in South Africa. He studied acting at Toi Whakaari.
Original article by Jason Di Rosso, ABC News, August 4, 2022.
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