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Ruby and Rata (1990)

6/10
Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Vanessa Rare, Yvonne Lawley, Simon Barnett

The winning flick about Ruby, an elderly woman not yet ready for a retirement home and Rata, a would be rock singer and solo mother well practiced in... Read more

Bread and Roses (1993)

7.1/10
Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Genevieve Picot, Mick Rose, Donna Akersten

Based on the autobiography of Sonya Davies. This moving epic story of one woman's experience spans twenty years from 1940 and captures the hopes and a... Read more

Titless Wonders (2001)

Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Aimee Gruar, Jan Bolwell, Kay Larking, Ruth Bly

An upfront documentary dealing with emotional journeys travelled after a breast cancer diagnosis. Filmmaker Gaylene Preston has seen women in her fami... Read more

War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us (1995)

Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Pamela Quill, Flo Small, Tui Preston, Jean Andrews

Seven women discuss their secret lives during World War II in this unique, moving, unforgettable film. Featuring Pamela Quill, Flo Small, Tui Preston,... Read more

Earthquake (2006)

5.9/10
Director: Gaylene Preston

With an almighty crack and rumble followed by a devastating fire, the Hawkes Bay Earthquake of 1931 struck with lethal results. 258 people died and ma... Read more

Hope and Wire (2014)

6.4/10
Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Bernard Hill, Joel Tobeck, Stephen Lovatt, Miriama McDowell, Rachel House, Chels...

"Hope and Wire", a television drama inspired by true events, first-hand accounts and employing actual newsreel footage, is set in the aftermath of the... Read more

Home by Christmas (2010)

7/10
Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Tony Barry, Martin Henderson, Chelsie Preston Crayford

A film memoir based on filmmaker Gaylene Preston's interviews with her father about his World War II experiences, reconstructed with actor Tony Barry... Read more

Lovely Rita: A Painter's Life (2007)

6/10
Director: Gaylene Preston

Rita Angus uncompromisingly stood alone among her generation. A pioneer of modern painting who produced such iconic landscapes as Cass, an image of an... Read more

Hone Tuwhare: No Other Lips (1996)

Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Hone Tuwhare

Early in 1995, Hone Tuwhare one of the country's best-known, best-loved and most colourful literary figures allowed a film crew to observe him at home... Read more

Perfect Strangers (2003)

5.2/10
Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Sam Neill, Rachael Blake, Joel Tobeck

When Melanie (Rachael Blake) goes home from the pub with a handsome stranger (Sam Neill), she's captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails he... Read more