Lates

VIGIL

Directed by Vincent Ward

New Zealand, 1984, 1h 26min, DCP

Lates

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

In the mist-covered hills of New Zealand, a young girl witnesses the death of her father and the arrival of a stranger, who soon entrenches himself, in not only her land, but her mother’s bed. Pitting a nascent sexuality coming to the fore with the encroachment on childhood fantasies, Vincent Ward’s (WHAT DREAMS MAY COME) indefinable coming of age tale is by turns a dangerous mystery and beautiful wonder, but as the stranger lingers the question remains: The devil has many faces, is his one?

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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