Originally conceived as a 5-part web series, and presented here as a feature length film, this stirring drama centres on Caz, a trans man who hasn’t been home in a decade. Worried that his family wouldn’t have accepted his transition, he never came out before departing and hasn’t kept in touch since. When he falls on hard times and ends up back in the small rural community of Rūrangi, nobody recognises him. Eventually, old flames rekindle and best friends begin to forgive. However, a stubborn streak runs in the family and for Caz’s father trust doesn’t come so easily. Fresh from winning Frameline’s Audience Award, and with almost half the roles played by a gender diverse cast, Rūrangi is emotive, heart-warming queer storytelling at its best.

Zorian Clayton, Programmer

Language English and Māori with English subtitles

Accessibility Available with closed captions and audio description

Running time 87 minutes

Please note, this film contains themes of suicide.

UK distribution Peccadillo Pictures

How to watch

  • On BFI Player in the UK with a ticket or festival pass
  • Watch at any time during the festival
  • 4 hours to finish once you start watching

Ticket prices