Film still from <em>Kitchen Sink</em>. Image courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission

Film still from Kitchen Sink. Image courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission

Kitchen Sink

  • Sat 17 Dec 2016
  • 1:30—1:45PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Also screens Sun 18 Dec 1.30pm, Sat 21 Jan 11.30am, Sun 22 Jan 11.30am
  • Rated: M

One of the best short films to come out of New Zealand.

Debuted in Cannes in 1989, Kitchen Sink, from director Alison Maclean, is a surreal domestic nightmare, presented here in conjunction with the Govett-Brewster exhibition All Lines Converge. Known for its ability to simultaneously captivate and repulse its audiences, Kitchen Sink is arguably one of the best short films to come out of New Zealand.

Director's Statement:

"The story came to me in much the same way as events unfold for the woman in the film.  I could see this hair sticking out of the plughole and on closer inspection, the story began to emmerge and to transform itself in quite a surprising way.

It's a dark little fable about fear and desire - about a woman who re-fashions a monster into a man, and finds herself falling for her creation. In some sense I see it as a Pygmalion-type story, with the genders reversed."

NZ, 1989, B/W, 14 min.
Dir. Alison Maclean


Screening:
Saturday 17 December, 1.30pm
Sunday 18 December, 1.30pm
Saturday 21 December, 11.30am
Sunday 22 December, 11.30am


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Film still from <em>Kitchen Sink</em>. Image courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission

Film still from Kitchen Sink. Image courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission

Film still from <em>Kitchen Sink</em>. Image courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission

Film still from Kitchen Sink. Image courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission

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