Bellbird is a 2019 New Zealand dramedy directed by Hamish Bennett (Directorial Debut), starring Marshall Napier, Annie Whittle, Cohen Holloway, Rachel House, Stephen Tamarapa, and Kahukura Retimana. It premiered in June last year in the Official Competition of the Sydney Film Festival.
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.
The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.
A shell-shocked photojournalist, haunted by what he has witnessed on assignment in Africa, returns home on the eve of becoming a father. When one of his photographs threatens to destroy a Sudanese refugee's new life, the two men are reunited by nightmare events from the past.
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A film by Jean-Francois Richet
Action and attitude meets humour and humility when Mel Gibson stars as John Link - an ex-con trying - none too enthusiastically - to embrace life on the straight and narrow. Eking out a meagre existence as a tattoo artist in his trailer park home, he battles with his past and his future. When his estranged daughter, Lydia is caught up in a drug deal gone wrong, she finds herself reaching out to the last man she ever thought she’d need – her
father. Only he can protect her from those who want her dead, and only he will - no matter what it may cost him.
"BLOOD FATHER is stellar..." The Guardian
"...he's still got it." Variety
"Gibson... has effortlessly reclaimed his position as action star," Empire Magazine
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|Running Time||1hr 28m|
|Rating||MA15+ | Mature Audiences|
|Cast||Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, William H. Macy, Elisabeth Röhm, Michael Parks|
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