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Vigil (1984)

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Vincent Ward directed and co-wrote this stately coming-of-age film that features a subtly nuanced performance from twelve-year-old Fiona Kay. Toss (Kay) is a sweet girl on the verge of adolescence, who lives on a sheep farm with her father in the rolling hills of New Zealand. When her father dies in a tragic accident, Toss' mother Elizabeth (Penelope Stewart) puts the farm up for sale. But her grandfather (Bill Kerr) wants to keep the farm in business and enlists the hunter Ethan (Frank Whitten) to help get the farm back into functioning shape. At first Ethan and Elizabeth react to each other's presence with restrained hostility, but their nearness to each other eventually erupts into a passionate love affair. Through all of this, Toss tries to deal with the up-front passions of the two adults as she also adjusts to her coming womanhood. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
New Zealand Film Commission

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Cast

Penelope Stewart
as Elizabeth
Bill Kerr
as Birdie
Fiona Kay
as Toss
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Critic Reviews for Vigil

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Alun Bollinger's absolutely stunning photography brings all this grimness to life in a unique way; never before have I been so aware of the effectiveness of a 16mm blow-up to 35mm. The earthiness of the grain is so essential to what works in Vigil.

Full Review… | July 30, 2011
Examiner.com

Audience Reviews for Vigil

Offbeat, mysterious, it takes it's time and is brilliant. The location is vivid and eerie I loved it. Might be hard to find.

Pete Howell
Pete Howell

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