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Witi Ihimaera (based on the novel by)
Witi Ihimaera (story)
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Plot:
An apparently happy family man must reveal a lifelong secret - that he is gay. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Thoughtful See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Calvin Tuteao ... Kawariki

Nathalie Boltt ... Annabelle
George Henare ... Hamiora
Vicky Haughton ... Grace

Dean O'Gorman ... Chris

Pana Hema Taylor ... Sebastian (as Pana Hema-Taylor)
Miriama-Jane Devantier ... Miranda
Robert van Mackelenberg ... Jack
Geoffrey Snell ... Walter
Patara Berryman ... Pita
Inia Maxwell ... Tipene
Niwa Milroy ... Puti
Bridget Pyc ... Emily
Margaret-Mary Hollins ... Denise
Jarod Rawiri ... Wayne
Amber Cureen ... Jessica
Scott Cotter ... James
Li Ming Hu ... Alice (as Li-Ming Hu)
Stephen Butterworth ... Spaniard
Jacqueline Nairn ... Neighbour
Charlie McDermott ... Ticket Attendant
Noa Campbell ... Kura Mum
Tyra Wilson ... Schoolgirl
Shannon McClure ... Sales Assistant
Alexander Hempstock ... Buff Guy
Jack Walley ... Coach

Gary Young ... Bags
Ethan Renata ... Young Seb
Owairea Tawera ... Baby Miranda

Directed by
Katie Wolfe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Witi Ihimaera  based on the novel by
Witi Ihimaera  story
Kate McDermott  screenplay

Produced by
Nicole Hoey .... producer
Christina Milligan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joel Haines 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Renata 
 
Film Editing by
Lisa Hough (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Brett Schwieters 
 
Costume Design by
Danielle Cormack 
 
Production Management
Roger Grant .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Gundesen .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Amy Barber .... foley artist
Bruno Barrett-Garnier .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruno Barrett-Garnier .... supervising sound editor
Adam Iles .... adr mixer
Bruce Langley .... sound effects editor
Ben Stockwell .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
James Schoning .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirsty Griffin .... stills photographer
John Renata .... focus puller
 
Editorial Department
Alexandra Sumner .... assistant editor
Peter Williams .... digital colorist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nights in the Gardens of Spain" - New Zealand (original title)
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New Zealand:76 min
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Annabelle:I didn't think you were that person, Kawa. Not some walking bloody cliche.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Thoughtful, 9 August 2012
Author: fendocumedia from United States

I have a hard time understanding how this is from a woman's point of view and how the topic isn't believable in 2012. It is a misconception by most gay people in urban areas that the conflict over sexuality has dissipated in the large majority of the world. There is still legislation being proposed to put people to death in Africa. Having said that Kawa is a very thoughtful film about the consequences of overbearing parental/cultural expectations placed on a boy so that he tries to morph himself into something that he can never be. The cinematography is beautiful, the acting is very good. If your not jaded and have an ounce of empathy this is a beautiful film about how social pressure can deform a child trying to live up to the expectations of being the man his family/church/government expects him to be.

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