Waru (15)

Part of the Chester International Film Festival presented by Chester Film Society Running from
Last screening: Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 6pm
  • £9.50 / £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
    Aged Under 26: £7 / £6
    Chester Film Society Members: £5

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  • Cinema

Part of: Chester International Film Festival 2023

Past event

Director: Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Katie Wolfe, Chelsea Cohen, Casey Kaa, Briar Grace-Smith, Awanui Simich-Pene, Ainsley Gardiner
Stars: Awahina Rose Ashby, Jonny Brugh, Amber Cureen

Waru is a feature film made up of eight 10-minute short films, each written and directed by Māori women film makers. Following the death of a child, eight Māori women examine the consequences on themselves and their community.

The film will be introduced by a talk from Dr Andrea Wright, a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Edge Hill University. Her research interests focus on fantasy and fairy tale cinema, set and costume design, British film and television, and New Zealand studies.

Preceded by a short film as part of the International Animation Festival.

This film will not have adverts or trailers – the short and introduction which precede the film will start at the advertised time.




Approx 86 mins




It's a remarkable achievement - authentic, impassioned, unexpected - that stands as a testament to the radical power of cooperative film-making
Festival Chester International Film Festival 2023

The Chester International Film Festival presented by Chester Film Society returns, with a remarkable global selection of recent films that share stories and experiences from an array of countries.