Another of our favourite filmmakers, we could have screened a handful of Taika Waititi’s films – and this wonderful comedy-drama finished in the top 5 of both the staff and public votes.
From the director of What We Do In The Shadows comes this glorious life-affirming crowd-pleaser set in the wilds of New Zealand.
Rebellious foster-kid Ricky is dumped at a remote shack with the loving Bella and her grouchy woodsman fella Hec (Neill). Although Ricky grows to love his new life, a tragic event sends him and Hec on the run into the bush.
Can the mismatched pair overcome their differences to live in the wild, and can they escape from Terminator-esque social worker Paula?
Dir: Taika Waititi
Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison
NZ 2016, 97mins