The Great Maiden's Blush

The Great Maiden's Blush

The Great Maiden's Blush

New Zealand drama about motherhood starring Miriama McDowell (The Dark Horse) and Renee Lyons (Jake) as two solo parents who meet in a post-natal ward after the birth of their first-born babies. The pair - one a girl racer, the other a pianist - develops a friendship that anchors them through the turbulence.

Best Self-Funded Film and Supporting Actress (McDowell)
2016Rating: M, Offensive language & adult themes108 minsNew Zealand
DramaFestival & Independent
79%
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Reviews & comments

One of the best NZ films I've seen

This is an incredible film, pushing all sorts of boundaries, from characterisation to narrative structure. Incredibly bold & brave with amazing cinematography

5.0
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A very moving, fascinating firm

Led by detailed and captivating performances by McDowell and Lions this is a very personal tale of two women told in a lyric visual style with moments of humour and great loss which does not pull any punches. It is very human mystery story of their lives which held my attention from beginning to end. Another rich example of how far Kiwi filmmaking has...

5.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

One of the most beautifully photographed, best sounding and best written films you'll see all year. Bravo.

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Stuff

Stuff

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A beautifully-crafted and resonant parable on motherhood and the unbreakable bonds it fosters.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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It's good to see these no-budget warriors still flying the flag for small urban drama.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

One of the most beautifully photographed, best sounding and best written films you'll see all year. Bravo.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

A beautifully-crafted and resonant parable on motherhood and the unbreakable bonds it fosters.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's good to see these no-budget warriors still flying the flag for small urban drama.

3.0
0

One of the best NZ films I've seen

This is an incredible film, pushing all sorts of boundaries, from characterisation to narrative structure. Incredibly bold & brave with amazing cinematography

5.0
0

A very moving, fascinating firm

Led by detailed and captivating performances by McDowell and Lions this is a very personal tale of two women told in a lyric visual style with moments of humour and great loss which does not pull any punches. It is very human mystery story of their lives which held my attention from beginning to end. Another rich example of how far Kiwi filmmaking has...

5.0
0