An Angel at My Table

An Angel at My Table

Directed by Jane Campion • 1990 • New Zealand

With An Angel at My Table, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion brings to the screen the harrowing true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, international literary fame. Beautifully capturing the color and power of the New Zealand landscape, the film earned Campion a sweep of her country's film awards and the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

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An Angel at My Table
  • An Angel at My Table

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1990 • New Zealand

    With An Angel at My Table, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion brings to the screen the harrowing true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-s...

Extras

  • AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE Commentary

    This commentary features director Jane Campion, director of photography Stuart Dryburgh, and actress Kerry Fox. Campion was recorded in Sydney, in 2003; Dryburgh, in New York City, in April 2005; Kerry Fox, in London, in June 2005.

  • The Making of AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE

    This documentary, created in 2002 by Bridget Ikin and Tiara Lowndes, provides a glimpse into the making of AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE and its extraordinary reception and success.

  • Six Deleted Scenes

    Director Jane Campion made cuts to each of the three segments of AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, for length or to balance story and mood. She says, “The deletions are so short they seem more like brushstrokes. My favorite is the skipping scene, where Janet is part of the shamed and unpopular girls allowed ...