The Changeover

“Lovingly retains Mahy's mix of empowered young people and seemingly mundane malevolence … a fantasy that feels both distinctly Kiwi and contemporary”
James Croot, Stuff

The Changeover is a supernatural thriller based on the acclaimed novel by Maraget Mahy. It tells the story of Laura, who loses her little brother Jacko in earthquake-scarred Christchurch. A decrepit old man marks the child’s hand with a noxious stamp. Jacko sickens quickly while the man grows younger. The doctors insist Jacko needs a bone marrow transplant — and Laura is the only donor. But Laura becomes convinced a mysterious older boy can help her “change over” and become a witch, defeating the evil spirit sucking the life out of her brother.

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Year: 2017
Director: Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie
Executive Producer: Richard Fletcher
Screenwriters: Stuart McKenzie
Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Nicholas Galitzine, Erana James
Vendetta Films
International Sales:
Radiant Films International
Rome Film Festival, Sydney International Film Festival, Imagine Film Festival, Amsterdam, Cleveland International Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, BUFF International Film Festival, Malmö
Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Running Time:
95 mins