Skip to main content

Accidents

New Zealand, 1999 (MIFF 1999, Fiction)

Director: Paul Swadel

A harrowing study of fractured male ethos set in the remote beauty of Ruapehu's Makatote Gorge, Accidents deconstructs the myths of masculine camaraderie with a palpable sense of dire inevitability. Reminiscent of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies", the film is tense and provocative throughout, and lingers long after its end credits as a psychological thriller of frightening plausibility.

See also...

Fizz

A young man enters a cold dark subway in the middle of the city one night. He finds a drink machine lying on its side. The man tilts the drink machine upright and turns it on. He buys a can of fizzy ... More »

Hitch Hike

A young man hitchhiking to meet his birth mother for the first time makes an unlikely connection along the way. ... D/S Matthew Saville P Julia Parnell WS NZ Film Commission TD HD Cam/2012 ... More »

Turangawaewae

A New Zealand warrior gives us a rare perspective of the Vietnam 'vet'. By placing his feet squarely on the green grass of home he makes his way to remembering. A gentle film dealing with a ... More »

Night Shift

Salote does the night shift as an airport cleaner, picking up what others have left behind in order to survive. This latest film by MIFF Accelerator alumni Zia Mandviwalla (Amadi, 2010) screened in ... More »

Kitchen Sink

Far from the social realist domestic drama, this film is a wicked and witty shocker and teaser. With a mere 14 minutes of black and white footage, a New Zealander demonstrates how to hook and rivet ... More »

The Black Spot

Using beautiful black and white photography, The Black Spot follows the imaginings of a young boy struggling to come to terms with his epilepsy. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director