Film still from <em>Apron Strings</em> Image courtesy of New Zealand Film Commission

Film still from Apron Strings Image courtesy of New Zealand Film Commission

Apron Strings

Māori and Pasifika Film Series
  • Sun 4 Aug 2019
  • 4—5:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated M

Food and love are intertwined in this tale of two mothers who must find the courage to confront the secrets and misunderstandings of the past, in order to set their sons free.

Apron Strings, the debut feature from Sima Urale, is a parallel story of two families and two cultures set in suburban Otahuhu, South Auckland. At the heart of the story are three women whose lives and livelihoods revolve around food. Hard working Lorna must not only deal with her unemployed stay-at-home son Barry and his chronic gambling addiction, but also reckon with a tragic past that haunts them both. For the stylish and beautiful Anita, the host of her own TV cooking show, everything comes to a head when her son Michael decides to meet her estranged sister Tara, and delve into a past that she cannot bear to face. And for the more traditional Tara, Michael’s arrival in her life opens up old wounds that challenge her seemingly peaceful life as a spinster.

NZ, 2008, 89 min., Dir. Sima Urale

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