Angel Baby (1995 film)
|Directed by||Michael Rymer|
|Written by||Michael Rymer|
Adriana Xenides (as herself)
John Clifford White
|Edited by||Dany Cooper|
Southern Star Sales|
|28 October 1995|
|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.
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.
The film swept the boards at the 1995 AFI Awards winning all the major categories as well as several major international film festivals.
|1995||Won||Australian Film Institute||Best Achievement in Cinematography
|1995||Won||Australian Film Institute||Best Achievement in Editing
|1995||Won||Australian Film Institute||Best Actor in a Lead Role
|1995||Won||Australian Film Institute||Best Actress in a Lead Role
|1995||Won||Australian Film Institute||Best Director
|1995||Won||Australian Film Institute||Best Film
Timothy White Jonathan Shteinman
|1995||Won||Australian Film Institute||Best Screenplay, Original
|1996||Won||Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards||Best Actor—Female
|1996||Won||Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards||Best Actor—Male
|1995||Won||Gijón International Film Festival||Best Director
|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
|1996||Won||Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films||Best Actress
Angel Baby grossed $1,070,726 at the box office in Australia.
- Andrew L Urban, "Angel Baby", Cinema Papers, June 1995 p10–13
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office