Apron Strings

Apron Strings

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In her first feature Samoan-born Aucklander Sima Urale (King Kapisi's sister, FYI) brings an ebullient light touch to a story which traces parallel, richly loaded domestic dramas in two families of cooks: one Sikh, the other dyed-in-the-wool Anglo. Both tales centre on mothers and their fatherless sons. More

Lorna (Jennifer Ludlum) is the proprietor of an old-fashioned cake shop, and mother of the listless, unemployed Barry (Scott Wills) who's 35, still living at home and complaining about her cooking. The glamorous Anita (Laila Rouass) hosts an Indian Cooking Show on TV. Her poise is shaken when her student son Michael (Nathan Whitaker), the apple of her eye, starts to "explore his Indian-ness" by getting a job in an Otahuhu curry-house.

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2008Rating: M, violence, offensive language90 minsNew Zealand
Drama

Apron Strings | Awards

Award Winner
Best Actor (Wills) and Actress (Ludlam), NZ Film Awards 2009.

Apron Strings | Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

The latest NZ feature film is a real cultural potpourri set in the South Auckland suburb of Otahuhu, exploring the lives and tribulations of two families struggling in very different ways with matters of identity and control.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

With a bit of luck, it will be the first of many movies that grapple with our changing ethnic identity. If only for that reason, and for all its faults, it deserves attention.

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Newshub

Newshub

A couple of stand-out performances added impact to an often lightweight script, but overall this is mature debut feature for Sima Urale.

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