Summary: Based on the autobiography of New Zealand's author Janet Frame, it traces her poor childhood in the depression and her growing fascination with literature. Her students days were painful, followed by her shock treatment for her misdiagnosed schizophrenia. Finally, her achievement of international fame and her bohemia life in Europe.
Cast: Kerry Fox, Karen Fergusson, Alexia Keogh.
Credits: Producer, Bridget Ikin, photographer, Stuart Dryburgh; script, Laura Jones; co-producer, John Maynard.
Bibliography: p. 209-217.
Production company: Hibiscus Films in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Television New Zealand, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Channel 4.
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