I went to a pre-premier screening in Petone this evening of Show of Hands which is set in Taranaki and stars Melanie Lynsky and Craig Hall. It's magic. Terrific script and unfaltering direction by Anthony McCarten of Ladies Night and Death of a Superhero fame, and an assembly of believable kiwi characters whose story is delicately spun and full of surprises, humour and unexpected emotion. Lynsky and Hall are particularly marvellous. Music by Don McGlashan. Don't miss it. The world premier was at the Montreal Film Festival. It premiers here on Nov 4.