Tale Of Three Maori Sisters – Cousins Trailer Is Out
The first official trailer of the drama titled Cousins is out, directed by Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith, the film follows three Māori cousins—Mata, Missy, and Makareta—who lead separate lives, yet are bound together forever. The film stars Rachel House, Tanea Heke, Briar Grace-Smith, Ana Scotney, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Hariata Moriarty, Mihi Te Rauhi Daniels, Te Raukura Gray, and Keyahne Patrick-Williams.
The film is based on a novel of the same name, that's written by one of New Zealand's most prominent and celebrated authors, Patricia Grace.
Three Māori cousins—Mata, Missy, and Makareta—lead separate lives, yet are bound together forever. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau (family) and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land in New Zealand, driven and educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As years pass and land surveyors begin to encroach, their promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything. The screenplay is written by Briar Grace-Smith, based on the novel by Patricia Grace. Cousins streams on Netflix from 22nd July 2021.
Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency news helpline feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor