SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 | 6:45 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
New Zealand | 2019 | 95minutes | Nikki Si’ulepa
This charming romantic comedy follows single mom and actor Rachel, who is immediately smitten when she meets Samoan filmmaker Nikki at a small indigenous film festival where they both happen to have entries. Usually confident and accustomed to being pursued—primarily by men she is not interested in—Rachel bumbles through new territory as she attempts to woo Nikki. Hilariously awkward yet relatable situations ensue, highlighted by the palpable chemistry between actresses Robyn Patterson and Hannah Martin, as well as a strong supporting cast. This fun romp, based on the real relationship between writer-director Nikki Si’ulepa and producer Rachel Aneta Wills, is full of Kiwi and Pacific Islander humor that’s sure to delight.
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This program is not deaf-friendly.
SAME BUT DIFFERENT: A TRUE NEW ZEALAND LOVE STORY
Director: Nikki Si’ulepa
Principal Cast: Robyn Patterson, Hannah Martin, Michele Hine
Country: New Zealand
Running Time: 95 minutes
Producers: Nikki Si’ulepa, Niko Toluono
Writer: Nikki Si’ulepa
Editor: Gary Hunt, Jack Woon
Content Warnings: NONE