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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



Part of the Heartbreakers Strand


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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