Charlotte Rampling In Juniper, Trailer Out
The first official trailer for an indie drama from New Zealand titled Juniper, starring academy award nominee Charlotte Rampling is out.
The film also stars Marton Csokas and Edith Poor. Helmed by Matthew J. Saville, the film revolves around self-destructive teen, who is suspended from school and asked to look after his feisty alcoholic grandmother as a punishment, the crazy time they spend together turns his life around.
Since his mother's death, Sam (George Ferrier) has been on a self-destructive spiral that could lead to his death. Sam was not with his mother when she passed and has felt the shame of it ever since. In fact, he is planning to take his own life. Until he returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth (Charlotte Rampling), has moved in.
Ruth is an ex-war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle. Their first meeting is awkward; their second violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays – a disruption that messes with Sam's plans to take his own life. A battle of supremacy ensues, one that Ruth eventually wins when she drinks Sam under the table. Sam puts his plans to die aside and starts to find inspiration and meaning in his grandmother's lust for life and her photos as a war photographer.
The film releases on 26th August.