The first official trailer of drama titled Cousins is out, directed by Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith, the film follows three Māori cousins—Mata, Missy and Makareta—who lead separate lives, yet are bound together forever.
The film stars Rachel House, Tanea Heke, Briar Grace Smith, Ana Scotney, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Hariata Moriarty, Mihi Te Rauhi Daniels, Te Raukura Gray, and Keyahne Patrick-Williams.
The film is based on the novel of the same name, that's written by one of New Zealand's most prominent and celebrated authors, Patricia Grace.
Three Māori cousins—Mata, Missy and Makareta—who lead separate lives, yet are bound together forever. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau (family) and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land in New Zealand, driven and educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin.
She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As years pass and land surveyors begin to encroach, their promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.
The screenplay is written by Briar Grace Smith, based on the novel by Patricia Grace.
Cousins streams on Netflix from 22nd July, 2021.
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