Reunion

Reunion

Reunion

Returning to her childhood home, a pregnant woman reunites with her estranged mother in the latest film from NZ writer-director Jake Mahaffy (Free in Deed). However, the reunion unearths dark and horrifying memories...

2020Rating: M, Violence & content that may disturb95 minsNew Zealand
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Reviews & comments

Effectively directed and edited to elicit awe, wonder and dread, and cleverly plays with the concept of memory. I just felt that the film was missing a few story beats, which could have rounded the whole thing out, and built to a more climactic end. Not to say the end wasn’t great. It was. It just seemed to suddenly spring out of an otherwise meandering...

3.0
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Mahaffy wears his influences proudly. The red dress the spectre of Kara wears can only be a nod to Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now, while other moments conjure up a whiff of David Lynch's 1977 Eraserhead, Richard Donner's 1976 The Omen and a whole passel of classic 1960s and '70's tropes... Reunion is a keeper.

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Mahaffy wears his influences proudly. The red dress the spectre of Kara wears can only be a nod to Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now, while other moments conjure up a whiff of David Lynch's 1977 Eraserhead, Richard Donner's 1976 The Omen and a whole passel of classic 1960s and '70's tropes... Reunion is a keeper.

Effectively directed and edited to elicit awe, wonder and dread, and cleverly plays with the concept of memory. I just felt that the film was missing a few story beats, which could have rounded the whole thing out, and built to a more climactic end. Not to say the end wasn’t great. It was. It just seemed to suddenly spring out of an otherwise meandering...

3.0