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An Angel At My Table

2h 38m Biography, Drama 1990
Venice - Grand Special Jury Prize Winner

An account of the dramatic childhood and early adulthood of New Zealand writer, Janet Frame.

The true story of one of our century’s most gifted writers, An Angel At My Table, chronicles the extraordinary life of Janet Frame (portrayed by award-winner, Kerry Fox). Born in the 1920s, Janet’s early years of fairy tales and schoolgirl pranks were tempered by family tragedy. She retained her beloved books and began to write poetry and short stories. As the years passed her talent grew and so did the challenges to her unique and inspired vision. Her enormous gift for storytelling sustained her through these dark times, finally bringing her the success and happiness she so desperately wanted and deserved.

Brilliantly captured by Jane Campion (The Piano), An Angel At My Table has become one of the most critically acclaimed films of its time, capturing over 20 major awards and prizes.


Kerry Fox (Janet Frame) , Alexia Keogh (Janet Frame as adolescent) , Karen Fergusson (Janet Frame as a teenager)


Jane Campion




New Zealand

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