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Nana Maria (Ruby Dee) is a feisty eighty-something matriarch who decides to host a family get-together to announce the heir to her estate. Not as easy as it sounds since her two sons (Pio Terei and Nathaniel Lees) can't stand one another and her grandson would rather hang out with his Danish girlfriend. Playwright Toa Fraser adapted his own (belive it or not) one-woman play to create this utterly charming, homegrown family comedy/drama that premiered at Cannes, winning the Audience Award.

Year: 2006
Genre: Comedy, Drama, New Zealand Film, Alice's Playhouse
Country: NZ
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: Mia Blake, Ruby Dee, Taungaroa Emile, Rene Naufahu, Tuva Novotny, Miriama McDowell, Pio Terei, Nathaniel Lees
Duration: 95 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains moderate coarse language
5/10
Location in store: New Zealand Film

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