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Cinema Politica is committed to supporting alternative, independent, and radical political film and video, and the artists who dare to devote time, passion and resources to telling stories from the margins. We program works that feature under-represented subjects and tell stories which confront and challenge conventional fiction and documentary narratives.
Two Cars, One Night
Directed by Taika Waititi • 2004 • New Zealand • 11'
Set in the carpark of a rural pub in Te Kaha, New Zealand, this award- winning short comedy from Taika Waititi tells the story of two brothers, Romeo and Ed, who wait in the car while their parents are inside drinking. Romeo spots Polly, an eleven-year-old girl who is also waiting for her parents in their car. Bored and restless he decides to make contact with the girl, and what at first seems to be a relationship based on rivalry soon develops, and the cross-car feud warms into a budding friendship. Waititi shows his genius for subtle humour and sweet innocence in this early film from the director of the equally funny and much bigger budgeted Thor: Ragnarok!
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