The Main 1 Sat, May 7, 2022 2:00 PM
Landmark Center Sat, May 14, 2022 3:00 PM
The Main 1 Wed, May 25, 2022 7:00 PM
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Family Drama
Health & Wellness
Release Year:2021
Runtime:94 min
Country/Region:New Zealand
Print Source:Celsius Entertainment
Director:Matthew J. Saville
Executive Producer:Henriette Wollmann
Thierry Wase-Bailey
Andrew Mackie
Richard Payten
Mark Chamberlain
Producer:Angela Littlejohn
Desray Armstrong
Cinematographer:Marty Williams
Screenwriter:Matthew J. Saville
Editor:Peter Roberts
Composer:Mark Perkins
Marlon Williams
Principal Cast:Charlotte Rampling
Marton Csokas
George Ferrier
Edith Poor


Sam, all of 17-years-old, has been kicked out of boarding school. A spiraling student, he’s suffering from a crushing depression brought on by the death of his mother. When his father brings him home, there’s a surprise – his long-absent, icy and reluctantly dependent grandmother Ruth (a spirited Charlotte Rampling) has moved in.

Sharp as a needle but as self-destructive (and perhaps self-delusional) as her grandson, Ruth is trapped in a wheelchair, needing someone to feed her, listen to her, and most importantly, pour her enormous pitchers of gin. Slowly, over time, the pair begin to connect, sharing their grief and their dreams, and a genuine family, warts and all, begins to emerge. Matthew J. Saville's smart, touching dramedy is a tour de force for Rampling, who meets her match in George Ferrier’s Sam.

Director Biography

Matthew J  Saville

Matthew J Saville is a screen- and play- writer, director and actor with numerous credits to his name. Born in South Africa, he grew up in New Zealand. He is the director of the short films “Hitch Hike” (2012) and “Dive” (2014). Juniper (2021) is his debut feature.