Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, this production depicts the author at various stages of her life. Afflicted with mental and emotional issues, Frame grows up in an impoverished family and experiences numerous tragedies while still in her youth, including the deaths of two of her siblings. Frame finds acclaim for her writing while still in a mental institution, and her success helps her move on with her life. Running time 158 minutes. Cert15.