Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story
Nikki Si’ulepa, 2019, New Zealand, 95 min.
Single mom Rachel is fresh, funny and ready to “get back out there” after several years of chaste devotion to her job and her family. She gets the surprise of her life when she attends a Māori film festival and lays eyes on filmmaker Nikki Si’ulepa. Nikki is beautiful, creative, and oblivious to Rachel’s gushing attempts to meet her. It all seems hopeless as Rachel makes one embarrassingly bad move after another to get Nikki’s attention. This charming romantic comedy is based on the true love story of filmmakers Nikki Si’ulepa and Rachel Aneta Wills, and it will leave you smiling as you leave the theater.
Producer Rachel Wills is scheduled to attend.