An Angel at My Table

An Angel at My Table

Poster for An Angel at My Table

The difficult life and times of celebrated author Janet Frame provided the source material for An Angel at My Table, the film that put Jane Campion on the map as one of New Zealand's most talented filmmakers. More

Themes of poverty and mental illness mean this isn’t an uplifting treatment of the ‘portrait of the artist’ mould. Its unsentimental approach and refusal to sugar-coat gives the film real emotional gravity. The darkness is poetically expressed through production design (via Grant Major of Lord of the Rings fame) and cinematography, a Campion staple, conferring a sense of haunting beauty upon the tragic events.

1990Rating: M158 minsNew Zealand, UK, Australia
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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An Angel at My Table | Awards

Award Winner
Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival 1990. International Critics' Award winner at Toronto Film Festival 1990. Best Film, Director, Cinematography, Supporting Actor, Actress, Screenplay at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards 1990.

An Angel at My Table | Release Details

An Angel at My Table is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix and Google Play and Prime Video and Apple TV and Ritz at Home and Prime Video Store.