In Spring One Plants Alone
The true, moving story of how an 84-year-old Maori woman struggles to care for her handicapped 40-year-old son.
An aged woman lives with her fully grown and wholly dependant son.
This Vincent Ward film is a rare view of an enclosed world where an 82-year-old woman, alone, is 'The Burdened One'. Filmed over a period of one and a half years, this emerges as a haunting and powerful portrayal of their life together, a life of ritual and of their survival.
Silver Hugo, Chicago Film Festival 1980, Grand Prix Cinema du Reel 1982
Black and White, 16 mm