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A STATE OF SIEGE

New Zealand, 1978 (MIFF 1979)

Director: Vincent Ward

The story of Malfred Signal, retired teacher, whose life had been dedicated to nursing her ailing mother, and instructing generations of young girls in the art of drawing. With he mother's death, Malfred attempts break awav and seek a new life.

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