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The first reviews of Tusi Tamasese's One Thousand Ropes which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival have been positive.
In his review, The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney said, "Childbirth becomes a powerful vessel for renewal in this deeply felt drama about a Samoan former fighter atoning for the violence that divided his famiy and exiled him to solitude."
You can read the full Hollywood Reporter review here.
Screen Daily's Allan Hunter called the film, "a brooding tale of fractured families and generational conflict that builds towards a reckoning with the past, delivering enough intrigue, craft and slow-burning command of mood and atmospehere to win festival circuit favour and enhance his international reputation in the wake of New Zealand Oscar contender, The Orator (2011)."
You can read the full Screen Daily review here.