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  • Director

    Matthew J. Saville

  • Starring

    Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas, George Ferrier, Edith Poor

  • Run Time

    94 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    New Zealand

  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Marty Williams

  • Exec Producer: Thierry Wase-Bailey, Henriette Wollmann, Andrew Mackie, Richard Payten, Mark Chamberlain

  • Editor: Peter Roberts

  • Produced by: Desray Armstrong, Angela Littlejohn

  • Music: Marlon Williams, Mark Perkins

  • Production Designer: Chris Elliot

Director Bio

Matthew J. Saville

P&I - Director Bio

Mathew Saville has worked extensively as a writer, director and actor across film, theatre and television in New Zealand for the last seventeen years. His television credits include Super City, Aftershock, Go Girls, The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, Sparticus and The Almighty Johnsons. Juniper is his first feature film as a writer and director.




EIFF is pleased to welcome Desray Armstrong, Matthew Saville and Charlotte Rampling to Edinburgh this Summer to present Juniper and meet audiences in a post-screening Q&A.

When 17-year-old Sam is thrown out of boarding school, he could have never imagined his days would soon be filled with an even more laborious task: caring for Ruth, his estranged alcoholic grandmother who has become temporarily immobilised after a domestic accident. Condemned to imposed proximity, the antagonistic duo slowly wears each other down, their tender relationship at the heart of this double-edged examination of grief that sees Oscar-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling in one of her best recent performances. [15] Rafa Sales Ross

Content warning: minor drug use.

Supported by:

New Zealand Film Commission

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