Hunt for the Wilderpeople will be preceded by a screening of the short Oscar & The Gdoifs, directed by Trinity & Eden Minehan, Co Clare.
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.
‘This charming comedy combines endearing characters with generous helpings of deadpan humour - and the result is quite wonderful.’ – Radio Times
‘It will make you honk like a goose on nitrous oxide.’ - Empire
‘An oddball and oddly affecting take on two misfits finding their metaphorical partner-in-crime match.’ – Rolling Stone