Illustrious Energy

1988
90min
Feature
Synopsis: 

In 1890s New Zealand, two Chinese gold miners in a remote valley struggle to improve their lot. Chan is restless and unhappy; his father-in-law Kim wants to return to China. The goldfields are in decline; the presence of surveyors working in the area confirms that change is imminent. When they make a lucky strike on their claim it seems their problems are over... But for Chan, his story is just beginning.
 

Status: 
Released, Remastered
Genre: 
Drama

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Festival/Awards: 
2011 New Zealand International Film Festival; 1988 Taormina Film Festival, Bronze Charybdis; 1988 Hawaii Film Festival, Best Feature Film; 1988 NZ Film and TV Awards, Best Cinematography (Alan Locke); 1988 NZ Film and TV Awards; Best Contribution to a Film Soundtrack (Bob Allen, Gethin Creagh, Mike Hopkins); 1988 NZ Film and TV Awards; Best Director (Leon Narbey); 1988 NZ Film and TV Awards; Best Editor (David Coulson); 1988 NZ Film and TV Awards;Best Score (Jan Preston); 1988 NZ Film and TV Awards; Best Supporting Female Performance (Heather Bolton); 1988 NZ Film and TV Awards; Best Supporting Male Performance (Peter Hayden); 1988 NZ Film and TV Awards;Best Production Design (Jeanelle Aston);
Technical information: 
Colour; 35mm; DCP

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