- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 20, 2005
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.77
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Making Of
- Audio Interview:
Audio Commentary: Jane Campion - Director/Stuart Dryburgh
Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Janet Frame (1983)
- Essay By Film Critic Amy Taubin
- Excerpts From Janet Frame's Autobiography Which Formed The Basis Of The Film
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 05/30/1991
New York Times - 05/20/1991
"...A fine, rigorous adaptation....A very gentle film..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/20/1994
"...[Campion's] trickiest and most delicate film..." -- Rating: B+
Film Comment - 11/01/1990
Los Angeles Times - 05/07/1992
"...Low-key and naturalistic....The film is like reading a diary....A great compliment to Campion is that the movie never seems less than genuine..."
Jane Campion's second feature focuses on the stormy life of one of New Zealand's most celebrated authors, Janet Frame.
Mental Illness |
Personal Triumph |
Theatrical Release |
- Shown at the New York Film Festival and the Sydney Film Festival in 1990.