25 April

25 April

25 April

Stories from New Zealanders who served at Gallipoli during the First World War are brought to life in vibrant colour and graphic novel-like animation in this feature directed by Leanne Pooley (Beyond the Edge). Weaving together animated "interviews" based on the diaries, letters and memoirs of six people who fought, the film's stories cover war, friendship, loss and redemption.

2015Rating: M, War footage85 minsNew ZealandFlux Animation
AnimatedDocumentaryWar
Director:
Leanne Pooley ('Beyond the Edge', 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls')
Cast:
Tainui TukiwahoAndrew GraingerChelsie Preston-CrayfordFraser BrownMatt WhelanGareth Reeves

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25 April / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Leanne Pooley took audiences to one of the (somewhat literal) peaks of New Zealand achievement with Beyond the Edge 3D. Now she takes us to the depths of our nation’s despair with animated ANZAC film 25 April. Powered by the memoirs of six real-life participants, the film uses actors in motion-capture suits to ‘perform’ the lines as if the characters were talking to the documentarian.

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Stuff

Stuff

An unoriginal idea and a terribly restrictive one.

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Stuff

Stuff

An innovative new telling of the timeless story... Enhanced by powerful imagery through clever illustration, these personal stories make for fascinating, affecting and necessary viewing.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Eerie, humbling and moving.

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