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Washday

14m Drama, Period, Fantasy 2021

As her father turns his car into a water pump, a little girl transforms into a force of nature.

Inspired by an ancient Māori story in which nature intermingles with a child’s love, Washday depicts – with tremendous sensitivity and compassion – a grieving father and daughter coming to terms with a significant death in 1960s New Zealand.

Producer

Julian Arahanga

Screenwriter

Kath Akuhata-Brown

Cinematographer

Fred Renata

Composer

Arli Liberman

Languages

English, Maori, with English subtitles

Origin

New Zealand

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