Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  • Dir: Taika Waititi

  • New Zealand, 2016, 101min

  • Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata

Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) is a mischievous – bordering on juvenile delinquent – city boy who moves to the New Zealand countryside to live with a new foster family. But before the rotund 13-year-old gets too comfortable in his new surroundings, Ricky is forced to go on the lam from the police with his foster uncle, Hec (Sam Neill). Out in the bush, Ricky exchanges wisecracks with the curmudgeonly Hec, who teaches the boy how to survive off the land. Director-writer Taika Waititi’s adventure comedy, wildly popular back home in New Zealand, once again displays his sharp eye for interpreting youthful transgressions, as he did in Boy (2010), and wild farce, with the vampire cult hit What We Do in the Shadows (2014).

2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Audience Award

Screening:

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    21/08/2016 (Sun)
    19:30
    29/08/2016 (Mon)
    21:45

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