Heavenly Creatures - trailer

From Wikipedia:

"Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 drama film directed by Sir Peter Jackson, from a screenplay that Jackson co-wrote with his wife Fran Walsh, about a murder case in New Zealand in 1954.

"The film features Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet and Sarah Peirse and deals with the obsessive relationship between the shy but intelligent Pauline Parker (played by Lynskey) and the outspoken English rose Juliet Hulme (played by Winslet), two teenagers who murder Parker's mother (played by Peirse) to avoid facing a potential separation when the mother fears that their relationship is bordering on homosexuality. The story is presented from the girls' meeting in early 1953 to the murder in 1954."

 

Sir Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter.  He received an Arts Foundation Icon Award in 2011.  The Icon Award honours extraordinary New Zealand artists who have made a significant impact on their chosen art form.  Sir Peter was recognised for his contribution as a leader in New Zealand film.  The Award is considered the Arts Foundation's highest honour and is limited to a living circle of twenty artists.