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Angel at My Table (K | Australia | New Zealand | USA, 1990)

Directed by Jane Campion. Cast:Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn, Kevin J. Wilson. A dramatization of the 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, literary fame. Based on the autobiographies of Janet Frame (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR9639.3.F7 Z475 1984). Special features: Audio commentary featuring Jane Campion, Stuart Dryburgh and Kerry Fox; a documentary about the making; theatrical trailer; "My Say", an audio interview with Janet Frame from 1983; deleted scenes; stills gallery; a new essay by film critic Amy Taubin and reprinted excerpts from Frame's autobiography. 103 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Venice Film Festival - Grand Special Jury Prize; Elvira Notari Prize; Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award; Little Golden Lion; OCIC Award
Toronto International Film Festival - International Critics Award (FIPRESCI)

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