Hanway Films

An Angel At My Table

An Angel At My Table

The New Zealand Film Commission Collection


Jane Campion

Kerry Fox
Alexia Keogh
Karen Fergusson     

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 colour 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.

English | 1990 | 158 mins