Jane Campion

An Angel at My Table

An Angel at My Table

With An Angel at My Table, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Jane Campion brought to the screen the harrowing autobiography of Janet Frame, New Zealand’s most distinguished author. Three actors in turn take on the lead role (including Kerry Fox in a marvelous performance as the adult Frame), as the film describes a journey from an impoverished childhood marked by tragedy to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia resulting in electroshock therapy and a narrowly escaped lobotomy to, finally, international literary fame. Unobtrusively capturing the beauty and power of the New Zealand landscape while maintaining the film’s focus on the figure at its center, Campion broke new ground for female filmmakers everywhere and earned a sweep of her country’s film awards, along with 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

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Stuart Dryburgh and approved by director Jane Campion with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Campion, Dryburgh, and actor Kerry Fox
  • Short documentary from 2002 about the making of the film
  • Six deleted scenes
  • Audio interview with author Janet Frame from 1983
  • Trailer
  • Stills gallery
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from Frame’s autobiography, on which Campion based her film

Cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Aug 6, 2019

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Stuart Dryburgh and approved by director Jane Campion with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Campion, Dryburgh, and actor Kerry Fox
  • Short documentary from 2002 about the making of the film
  • Six deleted scenes
  • Audio interview with author Janet Frame from 1983
  • Trailer
  • Stills gallery
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from Frame’s autobiography, on which Campion based her film

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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