DVD review

Angel At My Table

Jane Campion's second film (1990) tells the life story of Janet Frame, a New Zealand author who overcame poverty, chronic shyness and (misdiagnosed) schizophrenia to achieve international acclaim. Kerry Fox stars, while Campion hones her own stylistic match of trippy fantasy and gauche intimacy. Earnest, with detours into the ethereal.

DVD EXTRAS: Three interviews with Campion, filmographies, trailer, biography of Janet Frame.

Rating: 3 / 10

Retail dvd & video (artificial eye, widescreen)


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