RUPERT’S LAND is a comedy about long-lost kin and the death of a patriarch.
When Rupert, an excitable clean-cut Brit, is reunited with his brother Dale, a fisherman in British Columbia, the only thing they have in common is a dead father.
Stuck together for a three day drive North for the funeral, Rupert’s return to his distant roots quickly becomes more than he bargained for.
Dale’s shady business dealings have set dope farmers, his pregnant girlfriend, and a lovelorn landlord hot on their trail. Worse, Dale’s mother is after them, packing family secrets and an unhealthy interest in the will.
As they drive further and further off the beaten track, Dale and Rupert take on all comers in a struggle to redefine themselves.
Set against the majestic backdrop of beautiful British Columbia, RUPERT’S LAND tracks one very tangled family back home to the hearth.
Sometimes a funeral can be a very strange trip…
RUPERT’S LAND was nominated for six Genie Awards including
Best Picture and Best Director
It won six Leo Awards including Best Picture and Best Director
“This is a great little film that's the Canadian equivalent of an Irish Ned Devine, a British Brassed Off or an Aussie Muriel's Wedding.
Director Jonathan Tammuz goes for the broadest of laughs but he also knows how to balance them with some quiet moments”.
Louis B. Hobson -- Calgary Sun
“Insightful and succinctly written by Graeme Manson, and deftly directed by Brit expat Jonathan Tammuz, Rupert’s Land makes effective use of B.C.’s landscape…
The bulk of the film’s charm comes from Tammuz’s intuitive portrayal of likable characters, a fluid pace and a clear idea of what he wanted to achieve. His candid representation of B.C.’s recreational drug culture, which is neither romanticized nor judgmental, is particularly refreshing”.
Fiona Hughes – The Vancouver Courier
“Rupert’s Land peels back the psychological layers of several characters and exposes the intricacies of an interesting story… genuinely funny at times… a seriousness and realism makes the story one you can relate to.
Director Jonathan Tammuz put a great emphasis on character development, which in turn made every aspect of the plot more effective”.
Ryan Hewgill – CGX magazine