I’ve just re-watched An Angel At My Table, Jane Campion’s stunning biopic of New Zealand writer Janet Frame. I saw the movie in 1990, at it’s cinematic realease, and loved it. I have a slightly different take this second time around, caught nuances that slipped straight by the mid twenties version of myself.
It’s not a largely known fact – possibly because I don’t have a tongue tangled accent – but I was born in New Zealand, raised in the docile arms of that most passive of nations until I was 11.
And thats what I got from Campion’s movie, the pace, the calming colours and temperament are unbelievably captured. The cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh is astoundingly beautiful, and quite specificaly New Zealand, no other land has this green green grass and blue sky combination :: Read the full article »»»»