“Internationally-acclaimed film A State of Siege is a taut and sensitive treatment of an aging spinster’s retreat into isolation, memory and madness”
Sydney Morning Herald
Malfred Signal leaves her life of stifling gentility, (as an art teacher in a South Island private girls school), and decides to live out her dream – painting alone in the remote North. One terrifying night, beset by a prowler, but confronting only her own image at every step, she relives her past.
A State of Siege articulates a tense and strange poetry of life, in a social and spiritual backwater. Where the apparent uniformity and calm holds unfamiliar experience and unknown dangers.