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An Angel at my table : a trilogy based on the autobiographies of Janet Frame

Author: Jane Campion; Bridget Ikin; Kerry Fox; New Zealand Film Commission.; Hibiscus Films.
Publisher: [N.Z.?] : Hibiscus Films ; Civic Square, A.C.T. : Ronin/Longford Films [distributor], ©1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the 3 volumes of Janet Frame's autobiography. The first part of the film deals with her childhood in Oamaru, NZ, in the 1930s, when she showed the first symptoms of emotional insecurity that was to afflict her in later life. Part two is largely an account of her experiences in an institution to which she was committed after being, wrongly, diagnosed as schizophrenic. Part 3 deals with her life in London and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Janet Frame
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Campion; Bridget Ikin; Kerry Fox; New Zealand Film Commission.; Hibiscus Films.
OCLC Number: 220809638
Notes: Produced in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Television New Zealand, the Australian Broadcasting Commission and Channel Four (England).
Censorship rating: PG.
Credits: Co-producer, John Maynard; screenplay, Laura Jones; photography, Stuart Dryburgh; production designer, Grant Major; editor, Veronika Haussler; composer, Don McGlashan.
Cast: Kerry Fox (Janet).
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (158 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Contents: pt. 1. To the is-land --
pt. 2. An angel at my table --
pt. 3. The envoy from mirror city.
Responsibility: Hibiscus Films in association with the New Zealand Film Commission presents ; produced by Bridget Ikin ; directed by Jane Campion.

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Based on the 3 volumes of Janet Frame's autobiography. The first part of the film deals with her childhood in Oamaru, NZ, in the 1930s, when she showed the first symptoms of emotional insecurity that was to afflict her in later life. Part two is largely an account of her experiences in an institution to which she was committed after being, wrongly, diagnosed as schizophrenic. Part 3 deals with her life in London and Spain where she lived on a literary scholarship before returning, with a new confidence and hope, to New Zealand.

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