One Thousand Ropes chosen for Academy Awards

Posted Tuesday 03 Oct 2017

And the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film goes to...well, we're hoping it will be Tusi Tamasese's supernatural drama One Thousand Ropes - produced by Catherine Fitzgerald - which has been picked as the Kiwi contender for the aforementioned category in the 2018 Academy Awards. Wellington members can see the film this week thanks to Nga Taonga, which is screening it today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm. This week's Nga Taonga line up also includes a diverse range of films and docos we know you'll love!

Wednesday 4 October

Ratatouille at 10.30am, When the Cat's Away at 5.30pm, One Thousand Ropes at 7pm

Thursday 5 October

Shopping with Mother at 5.30pm, One Thousand Ropes at 7pm

Friday 6 October:

Still Chasin' Possums at 12.15pm, Kilikiti at 5.30pm, One Thousand Ropes at 7pm

Saturday 7 October

White Boots and Busby at 4.30pm, One Thousand Ropes at 7pm

One Thousand Ropes is the story of a Samoan family living in suburban New Zealand, re-connecting and putting to rest the ghosts that haunt them. The film premiered in the Panorama section of this year's Berlin film festival, and is featuring next in this month's London and Adelaide festivals.

Watch the trailer


Uelese Petaia, in a still shot from One Thousand Ropes