Still from Two Cars, One Night
Still from Two Cars, One Night
 

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Two Cars, One Night

by Taika Waititi
A boy and a girl meet in the carpark of a rural pub while waiting for their parents, we learn that love can be found in the most unlikely of places.
2004  ·  11m  ·  New Zealand
English
About the Film

Set in the carpark of a rural pub in Tek Kaha, New Zealand, this award-winning short comedy from Taika Waititi tells the story of two brothers, Romeo and Ed, who wait in the car while their parents are inside drinking. Romeo spots Polly, an eleven-year-old girl who is also waiting for her parents in their car. Bored and restless he decides to make contact with the girl, and what at first seems to be a relationship based on rivalry soon develops, and the cross-car rivalry warms into a budding friendship. Waititi shows his genius for subtle humour and sweet innocence in this early film from the director of the equally funny and much bigger budgeted THOR: RAGNAROK!

Distribution Availability: Canada and United States (Non-Theatrical, Community Screening); Worldwide excluding New Zealand and Australia (Internet Rights)
Upcoming Screenings

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Cinema Politica is the proud Canadian distributor of Two Cars, One Night. Visit our distribution catalog to learn more about the licensing options.
Festivals and Awards
2003
Otago Film Festival, Winner, Best Film
2004
Berlin Film Festival , Winner, Best Short Film, Panorama Section
2004
Aspen Film Festival , Winner, Best Drama
2004
Oberhausen, Winner, Prize of the Cinema Jury
2004
Newport Film Festival, Winner, Claiborne Pell Award Jury Prize
2004
Hamburg Short Film Festival , Winner, Best short film
2004
Seattle Film Festival , Winner, Best short film
2004
Melbourne International Film Festival, Winner, Best live action short film
2004
Seagate Foyle Film Festival, Winner, Best International Short Film
2004
National Geographic’s All Roads Festival , Winner, Audience Award
2004
American Film Institute, Winner, AFI Grand Jury Prize
2005
Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Winner, Best Dramatic Short
Editor
Owen Ferrier-Kerr
Producer
Ashley Gardiner and Catherine Fitzgerald
Cinematographer
Adam Clark
Writer
Taika Waititi

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