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Aro Recommended Early Days Yet


New Zealand 2001, 73 minutes
Dir. Shirley Horrocks
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / Arts & Artists


Aroview: A quietly thoughtful and engaging look at the life and work of New Zealand poet Allen Curnow, filmed when Curnow was in his late-80s and still producing high quality verse, often addressing the nature of New Zealand as reflected in a deep well of memory.

Dir. Horrocks skips heavy exposition of Curnow's life and instead joins the poet at the locations on which recent poems were based, where landscape, recitation and explanation merge with surprisingly success. Interviews with colleagues, contemporaries and friends (including C.K. Stead, Bill Manhire and Ian Wedde) provide further insight.

NZ International Film Festival 2001

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  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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