Jane Campion

An Angel at My Table

An Angel at My Table

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

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Special 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

An Angel at My Table
Cast
Kerry Fox
Janet Frame
Alexia Keogh
Janet Frame as adolescent
Karen Fergusson
Janet Frame as child
Iris Churn
Mother
Kevin J. Wilson
Father
Credits
Director
Jane Campion
Based on the autobiographies of
Janet Frame
Producer
Bridget Ikin
Co-producer
John Maynard
Screenplay
Laura Jones
Cinematography
Stuart Dryburgh
Production design
Grant Major
Editing
Veronika Haussler
Music
Don McGlashan
Sound
John Dennison
Sound
Tony Vaccher
Costume design
Glenys Jackson
Casting director
Diana Rowan

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