Southern Exposure presents Heavenly Creatures
Thu 10 January 2019
Dir: Peter Jackson
1994 (New Zealand)
Southern Exposure is an on-going New Zealand cinema series; our aim is to explore and promote the best films from NZ. This month, we are screening Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994), with Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet both making their feature debuts as the Christchurch school girls behind one of the country's most infamous murders. Playful yet dark, Heavenly Creatures focuses less on the ‘dastardly deed’ than the intense relationship and shared imaginary world that the young women retreat to, both for very different yet co-dependent reasons. Awarded the Silver Lion at Venice Film Festival and nominated for Best Screenplay at the Academy Awards, Heavenly Creatures was Peter Jackson’s breakout title as well as part of a cluster of early-90s films (The Piano, Once Were Warriors) that put an international spotlight on New Zealand cinema.
Part of Southern Exposure
7pm, £5 + £1 booking fee, Cinema
Book Online / 0141 352 4900