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An Angel at My Table (1990)

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Kerry Fox Kerry Fox
Janet Frame
Alexia Keogh Alexia Keogh
Janet Frame as adolescent
Karen Fergusson Karen Fergusson
Janet Frame as a teenager
Iris Churn Iris Churn
Jessie Mune Jessie Mune
Baby Janet
Francesca Collins Francesca Collins
Baby Jane
Melina Bernecker Melina Bernecker

Written by
Laura Jones Laura Jones


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A very good movie

7 years, 10 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), Drama (4), Biography (4), Poetry (3), Dreaming (3), Illness (3), Mind (3), Abortion (3), Creativity (3), 1990 (2), Shock Treatment (2), Coming Of Age (2), Lobotomy (2), Traveling (2), Asylum (2), 1990s (2), Bullying (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Janet Frame (1), Death Of Parent (1)
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"Based on three autobiograhical works of New Zealand's most popular author, An Angel At My Table follows the awkwardly turbulent life of Janet Frame. After being born an incredibly poor, awkward, chubby kid with a messy flop of red hair, Janet grew up to become an unmotivated teacher who ends up being misdiagnosed with severe schizophrenia. After eight years of institutionalized shock treatments, she is then scheduled for a partial lobotomy. However, just days before the procedure, Frame wins a m"

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