• Queensland Premiere
  • Matthew Saville
  • New Zealand (2021)
  • M
94 min

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) stars in this dark comedy about family, relationships, and morality. Juniper is the debut feature from Matthew Saville and weaves its narrative around a self-destructive 17-year-old, who upon returning home from boarding school discovers his UK-based grandmother has moved in.

Sam (George Ferrier) returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth (Rampling), 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 her 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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  • Director
    Matthew Saville
  • Cast
    Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas, George Ferrier, Edith Poor
  • Screenwriter
    Matthew Saville
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