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An Angel at My Table (1990)

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Starring (View all)
Kerry Fox Kerry Fox
Janet Frame
Alexia Keogh Alexia Keogh
Janet Frame as adolescent
Karen Fergusson Karen Fergusson
Janet Frame as a teenager
Brenda Kendall Brenda Kendall
Miss Botting
Timothy Bartlett Timothy Bartlett
Gussy Dymock
Hamish McFarlane Hamish McFarlane
Avril Luxon
Fiona Kay Fiona Kay
Marguerite


Written by
Laura Jones Laura Jones
(screenplay)


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A very good movie

11 years, 5 months ago at Feb 2 14:42
Recently, I watched ‘Top of the Lake’ with my wife and even though it wasn’t really flawless, there was something quite spellbinding about this TV-show and it was a great reminder of why Jane Campion is (or at least used to be) one of the most interesting directors in the world. First of all, even though it was a critical success, I actually had a hard time to care for ‘Sweetie’, Campion... read more
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An Angel at My Table is a spiritually-uplifting portrait of New Zealand poet and novelist Janet Frame. There is nothing more satisfying than having the luxury of watching a life unfold before your eyes, particularly one in which obstacles are overcome. An Angel at My Table celebrates the survival of an artistic soul and takes life-studies to new heights with its honesty, wisdom, and deep down joys.
Release date: 20 September 1990
UPC: 715515016124
Tags: New Zealand (5), Biography (4), Drama (4), Dreaming (3), Mind (3), Illness (3), Poetry (3), Abortion (3), Creativity (3), Shock Treatment (2), Traveling (2), Lobotomy (2), Coming Of Age (2), 1990s (2), Asylum (2), 1990 (2), Injusitce (1), Janet Frame (1), Death Of Sibling (1), Asylums (1)
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