Angel At My Table [1989] [Criterion]

Jane Campion

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Synopsis

With An Angel at My Table, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jane Campion brings to the screen the harrowing true 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.

Product Details

  • Starring: Kerry Fox, Melina Bernecker, Iris Churn, Karen Fergusson, Alexia Keogh, Kevin J. Wilson, Mark Thomson
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 158 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 301

Special Features

  • Commentary featuring Campion and Stuart Dryburgh, and actress Kerry Fox
  • A 10-minute Documentary about the Making of An Angel at My Table
  • Six Deleted Scenes
  • My Say - Audio Interview with Janet Frame, from 1983 Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • 40-page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Amy Taubin and reprinted excerpts from Frame’s autobiography, which formed the basis of the film
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