Selected by NZ On Screen Team
Writer Janet Frame (1924 - 2004) is an icon of New Zealand literature; her 'edge of the alphabet' use of language has seen her acclaimed as "one of the great writers of our time" (San Francisco Chronicle). This collection celebrates Frame's life and work on screen, from applauded Vincent Ward and Jane Campion translations to a rare TV interview with Michael Noonan.
“Have any filmmakers been able to create images equal to her sharp eye or her highly original way with words?” Read more.
Extensive A State of Siege information on Vincent Ward’s website, including galleries, reviews and ‘making of’ info.
The official website for Frame’s literary estate, containing comprehensive biographical and bibliographical information.
NZ On Screen would like to thank Pamela Gordon and the Janet Frame Literary Trust, Roger Horrocks, Vincent Ward and Tim White.