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Gaylene Preston

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Making UtuMaking Utu (1983)
Dir. Gaylene Preston
Exemplary behind the scenes documentary observes the making of Geoff Murphy's groundbreaking 'puha western' UTU, revealing both the insistence on…
Mr. WrongMr. Wrong (1985) Recommended
Dir. Gaylene Preston
Feat. Heather Bolton
A young woman acquires a Mark 2 Jaguar that appears to be harbouring the ghost a past owner. Some well executed thrills keep Heather Bolton…
Ruby and RataRuby and Rata (1990) Recommended
Dir. Gaylene Preston
Feat. Yvonne Lawley, Simon Barnett
A cantankerous landlord, a would–be rock singer and a delinquent child have more in common than they realise when they unwittingly share the…
MarriedMarried (1991)
Dir. Gaylene Preston
Feat. Jed Brophy, Tracey Moore
Jed Brophy and Tracey Moore play newlyweds coping with sex roles and a communication breakdown one day in mythical NZ suburbia. Preston directs a…
Bread and RosesBread and Roses (1993) Recommended
Dir. Gaylene Preston
Feat. Genevieve Picot
A gracious tribute to the post–war generation of New Zealand women, Gaylene Preston does a job worthy of her forebears in charting the early…
War StoriesWar Stories (1995) Recommended
Dir. Gaylene Preston
Remarkable documentary manages to compel almost exclusively via the spoken word as seven elderly women offer candid yet articulate and boldy frank…
Hone TuwhareHone Tuwhare (1996)
Dir. Gaylene Preston
The late poet laureate, Hone Tuwhare, is captured in this affectionate, candidly observed portrait of an artist. Filmed by Gaylene Preston in the…
Getting to Our PlaceGetting to Our Place (1999)
Dir. Gaylene Preston, Anna Cotrell
The creation of NZís national museum, Te Papa, was an exciting, self–conscious and fraught journey in defining the nationís identity, this…
Titless WondersTitless Wonders (2001)
Dir. Gaylene Preston
ďAn upfront exploration of the emotional discoveries of women with breast cancerĒ, this bravely and valuably documents a subject most people would…
Perfect StrangersPerfect Strangers (2003)
Dir. Gaylene Preston
Feat. Sam Neill, Rachael Blake, Joel Tobeck
Thriller of possessive love, set effectively on the rugged coastline of New Zealandís West Coast, that changes tack mid–way into blackly comic…

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