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An Angel at My Table
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Jane Campion


This sprawling, detailed film by Jane Campion (THE PIANO) tells the true story of Janet Frame, a painfully sensitive girl who managed to escape a dreary rural upbringing and eight years in a mental hospital to become New Zealand's premier poet. The film unfolds as a trilogy, with each section based on a different Frame autobiography. "To the Is-Land" chronicles her childhood and awkward teenage years. "An Angel at My Table" focuses on her time as a teacher and her horrifying mental institution experience. "The Envoy from Mirror City" finds Frame an emerging, critically lauded writer traveling on a grant in Europe and finding love for the first time.

 

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GENRES - biography, drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 158 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1991

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Color

Director

Jane Campion

Star(s)

Alexia Keogh

Star(s)

Karen Fergusson

Star(s)

Kerry Fox

Star(s)

Iris Churn

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