Starts Thu 4 Aug at:
Sam (17) has been on a self-destructive spiral that could lead to his death. He returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth has moved in.
Ruth is an ex-war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle. Sam soon finds himself profoundly confronted by her alcoholic wit and chutzpah. Their first meeting is awkward; their second violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays. Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.
Critics are saying...
"Rampling is of course in formidable form and local newcomer George Ferrier immediately commands our attention with a contained explosive performance." NewsHub (NZ)
"Expect Juniper to stay in conversation throughout the year, as Ramplings turn will resonate within independent cinema communities as one of the years best performances." We Live Entertainment
"Go and see Juniper, for Rampling, of course, but for everything else as well." Stuff.nz.co