Just last night, Mr.Pip had its worldwide premiere in director, producer and screenwriter Andrew Adamson’s native land of Auckland, New Zealand (picture to the right from the red carpet).
The final film poster for the movie can be seen below the following official synopsis:
Directed, written and produced by Academy Award nominated Director Andrew Adamson, Mr. Pip is based on Lloyd Jones’ seminal novel which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The film was shot on location in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
Set against the backdrop of civil war in Bougainville, Mr. Pip stars Hugh Laurie (House) as the enigmatic teacher Mr. Watts who reads to his pupils from Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations”. Matilda, a 14-year-old student played by newcomer Xzannjah, is transported by her imagination and the world of Dickens, becoming transfixed by the characters and Mr. Watts’ interpretation of the story. The film also stars Healsville Joel, Eka Darville and Kerry Fox.
Mr. Pip is a wonderful tale of the imaginative power of story and reveals that on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences.