The orator

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In this film Samoa is a character. His father was an orator, a chief with a range of rights and responsibilities, many of them involving formal public arguments analogous to Western civil law actions. The Orator does have its dramatic highpoints and the verbal-jousting conclusion is well staged by the cast of Samoans, who were drawn from the villages on Upolu". Sagote, in the lead role, was "tremendously soulful-eyed", while Pushparaj was "excellent", "exuding the dignity of a queen": "Tamasese gradually weaves the separate story strands together fittingly, given the centrality of straw mats that various characters weave and give as gifts in the story , culminating in a scene in which Saili must make a ceremonial oration after a tragedy - a touchingly crafted and performed sequence that grips as drama and as an insightful look at the Samoan way of life. It will be screened in cinemas in New Zealand on 6 October. Beneath the exotic setting are universal themes of the strength of the human spirit and love. It is a story about confronting self-doubt, distrust and prejudice — an underdog story set in an exotic place. Quiet and watchful, he speaks volumes with his eyes". Otherwise the oratorical tradition is just thuggery dressed up in its Sunday best. Films that consciously set themselves the task of showcasing a culture risk bogging down in their own good intentions. There are lots of scenes where Saili is shown deep in thought, or his wife Vaaiga is sitting weaving the mats that are a major cultural occupation. Tamasese gradually weaves the separate story strands together fittingly, given the centrality of straw mats that various characters weave and give as gifts in the story , culminating in a scene in which Saili must make a ceremonial oration after a tragedy — a touchingly crafted and performed sequence that grips as drama and as an insightful look at the Samoan way of life. His first feature film is a fully achieved major statement, restrained, powerful, mature. Finely composed lensing by ace Kiwi d. In Venice Film Festival -- Horizons.

This was the first time that Samoa were represented at the festival and saw a return for New Zealand after a 4-year absence the last film shown at the festival was Cargo. An exploration of love, death and bitter family conflict that unfolds in sync with the relaxed rhythms of Pacific island life, this New Zealand production marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-helmer Tusi Tamasese.

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Samoan dialogue. A New Zealand native is the wrong tree for that metaphor, though; this could not be a more Samoan film.

The orator

For more stories by David Larsen, click here. Sagote, in the lead role, was "tremendously soulful-eyed", while Pushparaj was "excellent", "exuding the dignity of a queen": "Tamasese gradually weaves the separate story strands together fittingly, given the centrality of straw mats that various characters weave and give as gifts in the story , culminating in a scene in which Saili must make a ceremonial oration after a tragedy - a touchingly crafted and performed sequence that grips as drama and as an insightful look at the Samoan way of life. Where did Tusi Tamasese come from? It will be screened in cinemas in New Zealand on 6 October. Quiet and watchful, he speaks volumes with his eyes". Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. If language is what wins arguments, then a small man can be as strong as a large one. It was like noticing that Monet keeps on painting the same bridge. Beneath the exotic setting are universal themes of the strength of the human spirit and love.

Seventeen years ago, Vaaiga was banished from her own village when she conceived Litia out of wedlock. Script offers an insider's view of a society that just about keeps a lid on simmering violence through complex, ritualized forms of group interaction and humor, a portrait that goes some way toward exploding the myth of Samoans as peace-loving, noble-savage proto-hippies.

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There are lots of scenes where Saili is shown deep in thought, or his wife Vaaiga is sitting weaving the mats that are a major cultural occupation. In this film Samoa is a character. Sagote, in the lead role, was "tremendously soulful-eyed", while Pushparaj was "excellent", "exuding the dignity of a queen": "Tamasese gradually weaves the separate story strands together fittingly, given the centrality of straw mats that various characters weave and give as gifts in the story , culminating in a scene in which Saili must make a ceremonial oration after a tragedy - a touchingly crafted and performed sequence that grips as drama and as an insightful look at the Samoan way of life. The story moves slowly, with a willed austerity of pace that allows the characters and the milieu to take full shape on the screen. For more stories by David Larsen, click here. In Venice Film Festival -- Horizons. It will be screened in cinemas in New Zealand on 6 October. Beneath the exotic setting are universal themes of the strength of the human spirit and love. The Orator does have its dramatic highpoints and the verbal-jousting conclusion is well staged by the cast of Samoans, who were drawn from the villages on Upolu". It also praised Sagote as "already a master of non-verbal communication. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. The story takes place in a small village in Samoa.

Directed, written by Tusi Tamasese. Sagote, in the lead role, was "tremendously soulful-eyed", while Pushparaj was "excellent", "exuding the dignity of a queen": "Tamasese gradually weaves the separate story strands together fittingly, given the centrality of straw mats that various characters weave and give as gifts in the storyculminating in a scene in which Saili must make a ceremonial oration after a tragedy - a touchingly crafted and performed sequence that grips as drama and as an insightful look at the Samoan way of life.

Tamasese bypasses brilliance — the self-conscious sparkle of new-found technical mastery — and goes straight to disciplined eloquence. Everything we need to know about the world these characters inhabit is implicit in their story.

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The sound design is equally precise and evocative. Nick Grant's interview with Tusi Tamases here. It will be screened in cinemas in New Zealand on 6 October.

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