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 Originally made as a TV drama, the much-acclaimed dramatisation won cinema release in 35 countries; it established Campion as a global director, launched actor Kerry Fox, and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 in a Sunday Times (UK) review
Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission, Television New Zealand, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Channel 4