The Price of Milk (2001)

  • Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • 1h 27m

Directed and Written by:
Harry Sinclair

A fantastically weird romance, The Price of Milk is set on a New Zealand dairy farm and vividly evokes the day-to-day running of the business. Rob and Lucinda are the soon-to-be-married couple running the farm, a pair of kind-hearted softies who know all their cows by name (or number). Their world is shown to be fairy-tale-like, but things start falling apart when Lucinda runs over an elderly Maori woman.

Whimsical, peculiar and featuring a score of Russian romantic compositions, this is a film full of startlingly beautiful images and a brilliant colour palette which showcases the beauty of New Zealand’s rural landscape. Surreal humour runs through the whole thing, making this a difficult one to categorise. But there’s no need to pigeonhole a film for it to be enjoyable and this certainly is.

Director

Harry Sinclair

Producer

Fiona Copland

Cinematography

Leon Narbey

Editor

Cushla Dillon

Production Designer

Kirsty Cameron

Costume Designer

Kirsty Cameron

Sound Designer

Chris Burt

Language

English

Country of Origin

New Zealand