Saw the New Zealand movie Boy last night. LOVED it! Not a romance, but beautifully crafted. Such economical, layered story telling.
Apart from the beautiful scenery and the beautiful Maori actors, I loved the way everything that happened in the story had a deeper meaning, and almost every line of dialogue and secondary character (or animal) were there for a purpose. The children are amazing.
I enjoyed it even more than Whale Rider or Once Were Warriors.