Shopping at Sundance

Feature debut from New Zealand filmmakers Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, Shopping, which has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, deals with the troubled home life of two half-Samoan brothers against a backdrop of racial tension. David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter writes in a review of the film: “Many of the elements are familiar, but the setting in a lonely village on the Kapiti Coast, is distinctive. This is a film that places a premium on unvarnished authenticity, even at some minor cost to its accessibility. As a coming-of-age drama laced with quiet humour, Shopping has its charms, many of them stemming from the unaffected performances of [Kevin] Paulo and [Julian] Dennison (pictured).”

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