The End of the Golden Weather
Geoff Crome believes in miracles. He sees them every day on the beach where he lives in this last perfect summer of his childhood. Despite his father's warnings, Geoff becomes friends with Firpo - a strange, skinny, magical character with a burning ambition to win the Olympic Games. When Firpo accepts an impossible challenge to run a race on the beach, Geoff tries everything to help him win - body building, weights, diet, even prayer. But Firpo scorns them all, convinced he will win with a miracle all his own.
Geoff so much wants to believe in Firpo's miracle that he sets himself against his whole world - his family, his community and finally, against the innocent dreams of his childhood.
Helmed by veteran actor/writer/director Ian Mune (director - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, director/writer - Billy T: Te Movie), The End of the Golden Weather is based on the play of the same name by renowned New Zealand playwright, Bruce Mason.
The multi award-winning film, set in the 1930's, took Mune fifteen years to adapt from play to screen.
Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance (Male), Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Score, Best Contribution to Design, Best Production Design - NZ Film Awards 1993; Best Young Actor in a Foreign Film, Outstanding Foreign Film - Young Artist Awards 1993 (USA)
Colour; Dolby Stereo; Digitised