"Wound marks the bold comeback of the enfant terrible of New Zealand cinema. In 1978 David Blyth’s punkish sex-in-the-suburbs debut... More
"Wound marks the bold comeback of the enfant terrible of New Zealand cinema. In 1978 David Blyth’s punkish sex-in-the-suburbs debut Angel Mine caused outrage and censorship debates. He later cemented his reputation with a bona fide antipodean horror classic Death Warmed Up.
"New Zealand has a weak history of transgressive cinema: Wound is the angry by-product of being bored by the utterly predictable banality of our mainstream movies. After years of working in the documentary landscape, Blyth’s lo-fi comeback is a shocking supernatural tale of mental illness, bondage, incest, revenge and explicit graphic violence. A reinterpretation of the Demeter-Persephone myth (mother tries to rescue her child from Hades), it features a vengeful daughter searching for the mother who gave her up for dead after being abused by her own father. A ferocious, brave performance from Kate O’Rourke centres the film as all around spirals into dementia and viscera." (New Zealand International Festival 2010)
Wound has screened at the following international festivals: Fantasia, Montreal Canada 2010; Fright Fest, London 2010; Razor Reel Fest, Belgium 2010; Fancine, Spain 2010; Hello Darkness Festival, Melbourne 2010.
Where to watch Wound
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- R18, Contains graphic violence, sexual violence
- Country of origin
- New Zealand