Posted Tuesday 17 Aug 2021
Written and directed by Matthew J. Saville (Hitch Hike, Dive), Juniper is Saville’s debut feature film starring Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling, Márton Csókás and newcomer George Ferrier.
Sam (17) has been on a self-destructive spiral that could lead to his death. He returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth, has moved in. Ruth is an ex-war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle.
Sam soon finds himself profoundly confronted by her alcoholic wit and chutzpah.
Their first meeting is awkward; their second violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with Ruth and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays. Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.
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Ruth throws a glass at Sam, narrowly missing him.
Sam: "Would you like another shot?"
Ruth: "Seems I've run out of ..."
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