An Angel at My Table

  • Dir: Jane Campion

  • New Zealand/Australia/UK/USA, 1990, English, 158min, DCP

  • Cast: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh

Arguably Campion’s best and most endearing work, it is also her most haunting. The dramatisation of three autobiographical novels by Janet Frame, one of New Zealand’s most distinguished authors, Angel is also a thoughtful examination on what constitutes being normal, or abnormal. Growing up in a huge family, the little quirky redhead is considered too different from anyone else and ends up staying in a mental institution for eight years, before she finds channels for her talents through poetic imagination, and becomes an accomplished writer. The first film from New Zealand to be screened at Venice, evoking protests when it did not win the prestigious Golden Lion.

1990 Venice Film Festival, Grand Special Jury Prize
1990 New Zealand Film Awards, 6 awards including Best Film and Best Director

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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