Vigil (film)

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Vigil (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Vincent Ward
Produced by John Maynard
Written by Vincent Ward
Graeme Tetley
Starring Penelope Stewart
Frank Whitten
Bill Kerr
Fiona Kay
Gordon Shields
Cinematography Alun Bollinger
Edited by Simon Reece
Release dates
  • May 1984 (1984-05)
Running time
86 minutes
Country New Zealand
Language English

Vigil is a 1984 New Zealand drama film directed by Vincent Ward. It was entered into the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The film was awarded three awards at the 1986 National Mutual GOFTA Awards: Best Cinematography (Alun Bollinger), Best Original Screenplay (Vincent Ward), and Best Production Design (Kai Hawkins).


  • Penelope Stewart as Elizabeth Peers
  • Frank Whitten as Ethan Ruir
  • Bill Kerr as Birdie
  • Fiona Kay as Lisa Peers (Toss)
  • Gordon Shields as Justin Peers


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Vigil". Retrieved 2009-06-23. , being the first NZ film selected for competition at Cannes

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