Lushly photographed and beautifully acted, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE was the second feature directed by New Zealander Jane Campion, who would win a world-wide reputation with her following film, THE PIANO.
Adapted from the autobiography of novelist and poet Janet Frame (Kerry Fox), the film tells the story of a stubborn, plain, introverted redhead whose thirst for knowledge and determination to be a writer set her apart in her isolated rural community. She's shy as a child; in college, she finds
herself increasingly alienated from her fellow students. She feels awkward and ugly, and when her lively, self-confident sister (Glynis Angell) arrives, Janet only looks wors...