Angel Baby (1995 film)

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Angel Baby
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Directed by Michael Rymer
Produced by Jonathan Shteinman
Timothy White
Written by Michael Rymer
Starring John Lynch
Jacqueline McKenzie
Colin Friels
Deborra-Lee Furness
Daniel Daperis
Elise Mayberry
Music by Gavin Friday
Maurice Seezer
John Clifford White
Cinematography Ellery Ryan
Edited by Dany Cooper
Distributed by Southern Star Sales
Release date(s) 28 October 1995 (1995-10-28)
Running time 105 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$3.5 million[1]
Box office A$1,070,726 (Australia)

Angel Baby is a 1995 Australian drama film written and directed by Michael Rymer and starring John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie and Colin Friels. The film was produced in 1993–94. It is a love story of two people with schizophrenia.

Plot[edit]

Harry (Lynch) and Kate (McKenzie) meet during therapy and fall passionately in love. They move in together and Kate gets pregnant. In the hospital, Kate dies while giving birth to their daughter. Harry asks his brother to take care of his daughter and walks to the bridge where Kate and Harry once stood to "fly". The film ends there and Harry's further actions are open for interpretation.

Awards[edit]

The film swept the boards at the 1995 AFI Awards winning all the major categories as well as several major international film festivals.

Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1995 Won Australian Film Institute Best Achievement in Cinematography

Ellery Ryan

1995 Won Australian Film Institute Best Achievement in Editing

Dany Cooper

1995 Won Australian Film Institute Best Actor in a Lead Role

John Lynch

1995 Won Australian Film Institute Best Actress in a Lead Role

Jacqueline McKenzie

1995 Won Australian Film Institute Best Director

Michael Rymer

1995 Won Australian Film Institute Best Film

Timothy White Jonathan Shteinman

1995 Won Australian Film Institute Best Screenplay, Original

Michael Rymer

1996 Won Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actor—Female

Jacqueline McKenzie

1996 Won Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actor—Male

John Lynch

1995 Won Gijón International Film Festival Best Director

Michael Rymer

1995 Won Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Feature Film Award presented to Timothy White and Jonathon Shteinman (producers), and Michael Rymer (writer/director)
1996 Won Rotterdam International Film Festival Audience Award

Michael Rymer

1996 Won Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films Best Actress

Jacqueline McKenzie

Box office[edit]

Angel Baby grossed $1,070,726 at the box office in Australia.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew L Urban, "Angel Baby", Cinema Papers, June 1995 p10–13
  2. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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