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Kawa (2010)
"Nights in the Gardens of Spain" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  17 October 2010 (USA)
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An apparently happy family man must reveal a lifelong secret - that he is gay.

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In this intimate drama, Kawariki must become the leader of the family after his father retires. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the boundaries of acceptance and unconditional love. Offering valuable insights into Maori traditions, family ideals and cultural values, this feature debut is rich and textured with emotional layers and stunning New Zealand landscapes. Written by Websurfer

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Kawariki: Once upon a time there was a handsome prince called Kawariki Dios. He had everything anyone could hope for. He fell in love with the beautiful princess Annabelle, and all the bells in the kingdom pealed out on their wedding day. Their home was a shining fairy galleon, a ship spun of dreams and laughter.
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Glad this movie exists, but it's not for me
9 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm genuinely glad there are niche movies like Kawa for the people who need them, gay men from profoundly gay-hostile, tradition- and family-worshiping cultures. But all this movie does for me is make me extremely grateful that my own background is northern European, where the individual is more important than the family, the object of child-rearing is independence from the parents, not bondage to them forever, and men are not expected to stomp, thump their chests, and grunt in unison at birthday parties.

This movie is even more alien to me than a heterosexual romance. I found the melodrama unbearably tedious and the behavior of every person in the movie preposterous. I'm glad it's here for the men who can identify with it and be encouraged by it, but I'm not one of them.


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