Kōrero: Feature film

A state of siege, 1978

Vincent Ward's 50-minute psychological thriller, A state of siege, was made while he was an art student, and released in 1978. It was based on Janet Frame's 1966 novel of the same name, and is regarded as a classic of the 'horror or unease' genre of New Zealand feature films. 

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Reference: A state of siege. Producer, Tim White; director, Vincent Ward. Christchurch: University of Canterbury, 1978.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Helen Martin, 'Feature film - New Zealand and the movies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/42462/a-state-of-siege-1978 (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Helen Martin, published 22 Oct 2014