Christine Jeffs

Rain (2001)

The setting is a lazy beach community in New Zealand, where the adults throw drunken house parties at night and sleep through the day, while the kids pretty much are left to take care of themselves. Janey (Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki) is at the age where she is on the cusp of becoming a woman, all budding sexuality combined …

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Sarah Peirse in RAIN

The Scent of Rain: A Conversation with Christine Jeffs and John Toon

“When the rain came, it came first as the scent of rain…” – Kirsty Gunn, Rain Like a slightly faded and worn photograph from the seventies, Christine Jeffs’ new film Rain, based on the acclaimed novel by Kirsty Gunn, is a hazy dream of a coming-of-age story. Looking at the world through the eyes of …

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