James and Isey

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IMDB: 8.9/10

Directed by Florian Habicht

Isey lives with her adult son James on their small farm in Kawakawa, Aotearoa. They are descendants of Ngāti Manu – the Bird People. Isey is turning 100 years in a week.

In their unique relationship, James has devoted the last 20 years to looking after his mum and bringing the spirit world onboard to get her over 100.

Northland filmmaker Florian Habicht follows the duo in their incredible week leading up to the ‘big event.’ A Northland celebration of life and aroha like no other.

” It’s a rare film that can be this free of sentiment and saccharine while still positively rolling in romanticism, nostalgia and pure, honestly given aroha.’ – Stuff.co.nz

“A truly alternative (& uplifting) history of the 20th century” – Jarvis Cocker

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