Once Were Warriors


In a violent relationship, it takes a mother's strength to save herself and her children from the man she loved.

Once Were Warriors is a violent love story set against a contemporary urban backdrop.

Released, Remastered, DCP available
Sales Agent: 
Hanway Select


Directed by: 
Produced by: 
Screenplay by: 
Beth Heke
1994 NZ Film Awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film Score, Best Soundtrack, Best Editing, Best Performance in a Dramatic Role (Male), Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female), Best Juvenile Performance; 1994 Durban Film Festival - Best Film; 1994 Montreal Film Festival - Best Film, Best Actress, Most Popular Film, Ecumenical Jury Award; 1994 Venice Film Festival - Anica-Flash Best First Film Award; 1994 Hawaii Film Festival - Special Jury Award; 1998 Fantasporto Film Festival Portugal - Best Actress; 1995 Rotterdam Film Festival - Best Film, Special Jury Award; 1995 Santa Barbara Film Festival - Best Actress; 1995 San Diego Film Festival - Best Actress; 1995 Asia Pacific Film Festival - Best Supporting Actress; 1995 Australian Film Institure Awards - Best Foreign Film; 1995 Australian Critics Award - Best Foreign Film (jointly with Heavenly Creatures); 1995 SFFC, Antwerp Belgium - Social Film Prize; 2002 Summer School Film Festival-Czech Rep
Technical information: 
colour;colour format;35mm sound;Dolby

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