Vigil - 1984
John Maynard Productions - 89 min.
DVD UPC # 9322225021372, 9317731062100
Blu-ray # 5027035019307(UK), 760137133780(US)
Cast: Bill Kerr, Fiona Kay. Frank Whitten, Gordon Shields, Penelope Stewart.
Crew: Screenplay: Vincent Ward, Graham Tetle; Photography: Alun Bollinger; Editor: Simon Reece; Music: Jack Body; Producer: John Maynard; Director: Vincent Ward.
Toss, a solitary girl, living in an isolated mist and rain soaked rural valley (Mt. Messenger - northeastern Taranaki), whose reality is hardly less haunting than her fantasies. When Toss's father dies in an accident, Ethan, an itinerant hunter, wanders onto the family farm and is given a job by her grandfather. Toss's fairly innocent relationship with Ethan is severed when he forms a relationship with her mother. The young girl seems to mature quickly, with her fantasies growing increasingly malevolent. First New Zealand film selected to screen In Competition at Cannes. Put this on your "must see" list.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: B
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