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An Angel at my Table

Ein Engel an meiner Tafel (An Angel at My Table)

Jane Campion

The beginning of New Zealand director Jane Campion’s career is inseparably connected to the Pandora Filmverleih. Even before the success of “The Piano” (which was the commercial breakthrough for Pandora as well), distributors spread a second feature film by Jane Campion to German cinemas. As a result, New Zealand got more public attention. An Angel at My Table tells the life story of author Janet Frame who was born in New Zealand in 1924. Like in Frame’s autobiography, Campion has divided the ordeal of the author into three chapters: from her teenage years to the eight years she spent in a psychiatric ward, all the way to her journeys as an adult – it is the story of a woman whose life was possibly saved by her writing.

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Direction Jane Campion
Country USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand
Year 1990
Duration 158 min
Language English with German subtitles
Production Bridget Ikin
Co-production John Maynard
Cast Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn
Camera Stuart Dryburgh
Script Janet Frame, Laura Jones
Editing Veronika Jenet
Sound John Dennison, Robert Lennon, George Lyle, Graham Morris, Tony Vaccher
Music Keith Ballantyne, William Dart, Graeme Myhre

Grand Special Jury Prize & OCIC Award - Venice Film Festival 1990

Film courtesy of Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission

Homage Baumgartner

© Hibiscus Films. Image courtesy of Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission