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An Angel at My Table Film – 1990 Adaptation Drama

An Angel at My Table

Film – 1990 Adaptation Drama

PG Parental Guidance
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Directed by Jane Campion, An Angel at My Table is adapted from author Janet Frame's renowned three-part autobiography. It threads together a series of images and scenes to evoke Frame's dramatic life story. Originally made as a TV drama, the much-acclaimed dramatisation won cinema release in 35 countries, establishing Campion as an international director, launching actress Kerry Fox, and introduced new audiences to the "mirror city" of Frame's writing. This excerpt follows Frame's life-saving escape from Seacliff Asylum, to first publishing success at Frank Sargeson’s bach.

Campion enters Frame's very soul. Rarely have childhood scenes been so evocatively recreated.
– Iain Johnstone, Sunday Times (UK) reviewer

Produced by

Hibiscus

Hibiscus Films

Availability

Available to buy and rent from NZ Film On Demand and from iTunes

Rights

Title licensed by NZ Film Commission.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission, Television New Zealand, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Channel 4.