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An Angel at My Table

Jane Campion

 
An Angel at My Table (Criterion DVD)

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  • New Zealand
  • 1990
  • 158 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
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  • Spine #301

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.

Cast

Janet FrameKerry Fox
Janet Frame as adolescentAlexia Keogh
Janet Frame as childKaren Fergusson
MotherIris Churn
FatherKevin J. Wilson

Credits

DirectorJane Campion
Based on the autobiographies ofJanet Frame
ProducerBridget Ikin
Co-producerJohn Maynard
ScreenplayLaura Jones
CinematographyStuart Dryburgh
Production designGrant Major
EditingVeronika Haussler
MusicDon McGlashan
SoundJohn Dennison and Tony Vaccher
Costume designGlenys Jackson
Casting directorDiana Rowan

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Stuart Dryburgh and approved by director Jane Campion
  • New Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Campion, Dryburgh, and actress Kerry Fox
  • A 10-minute documentary about the making of An Angel at My Table
  • Six deleted scenes
  • My Say, an audio interview with Janet Frame from 1983
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Stills gallery
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Plus: a 40-page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from Frame’s autobiography, on which Campion based her film

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

An Angel at My Table: Alone, Naturally

By Amy Taubin September 19, 2005

Jane Campion is a rarity, not simply because she is a world-class female director, but because she has devoted her career to exploring female subjectivity: all of her feature films and most of . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

An Angel at My Table: Alone, Naturally

By Amy Taubin September 19, 2005

Jane Campion is a rarity, not simply because she is a world-class female director, but because she has devoted her career to exploring female subjectivity: all of her feature films and most of . . . Read more »