"whose body is this?
who am I?"
the phoebe tonkin report for my fellow tonkinheads: her character starts out as a rebellious shoplifter, repeatedly tells her cop father to "piss off" and, to my joy, gets a moment of selfless heroism where she wards off a shark by hitting it in the head with a meat tenderiser. amazing stuff, no notes.
"I don't remember you! You weren't there! You weren't there when he was born! You weren't there when she died! Where were you?"
A touching exploration of the surprisingly close connection between childhood and adulthood. One may think they're wildly different. The former is typically perceived as a time of innocence, naivety and playfulness, while the latter as a period of harsher truths. But as our protagonist, Boy, awaits the return of his absent father, writer/director Taikia Waititi highlights the…