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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous - nation wide launch!

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous - nation wide launch!

Kiwi film 50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS opens nation wide on Thursday the 17th of August.

A coming of age story, directed by Stewart Main (DESPERATE REMEDIES), this is a tale to warm your heart. 12 year old Billy has the misfortune to be growing up gay in small town New Zealand in the 70’s. He’s obsessed with the heroine of his favourite TV show, awful at rugby, upstaged by his tomboy cousin, friends with the class freak and falls in love with the sexy (Michael Dorman) farm hand who does not return his amour. Told with humour and affection, 50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS is charming and delightful.

50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS screened at the Toronto Film Festival and sold out it’s sessions at the OutTakes Film Festival last year. This year it opened the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and screened at festivals in the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland and the US.

Distributor John Davies from Arkles Entertainment is thrilled to be sharing this sweet story with New Zealand audiences. “Shot in the beautiful central Otago region, you will find the rich ochre of the landscape in drought, a majestic background for the film,” says Davies.

This is Main’s second feature, his first film DESPERATE REMEDIES premiered at Cannes in 1993. 50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS is based on a novel of the same name, by Graeme Aitken. Publisher Random House have now re-released the book with new cover featuring images from the film, hoping to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the film.

50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS is a poignantly comic story of friendship for anyone who grew up in a small town, grew up gay, or simply grew up.

“surprising, inventive…a genuinely unique and quirky story” - Toronto Film Festival Daily

“a milestone in Kiwi cinema…a snapshot of rural Kiwi life that isn’t bleakly sinister or unnaturally harmonious…performances from the young cast are uniformly excellent.” - Chris Banks, GayNZ.com

Rated: M - contains violence and sexual references

Run Time: 90 minutes

Director: Stewart Main

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