New Zealand directors Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland made an instant fan of me with their 2009 short The Six Dollar Fifty Man
, a gem that perfectly captures both the wonder and imagination of being a child and the darkness that comes with being a child raised in difficult circumstances. And the duo is going back to that same territory with their debut feature, the Sundance selected comedy-drama Shopping
Living in New Zealand in 1981 amid high racial tension, Willie, a
half-Samoan teenager, is coming into his own. With an unpredictable
father, Willie spends most of his time working at a department store or
taking care of his little brother, Solomon. A chance encounter at work
with an eccentric and charming "shopper" named Bennie lures Willie into
a world without rules. As Willie begins to find a place in Bennie's
reckless nest of criminals, Solomon grows increasingly vulnerable to
their father's violent tendencies.
Twitch is proud to present the first clip from the film, one that should appeal immensely to fans of Son Of Rambow
while also feeling far more grounded. Check it below.
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