Angel in the house

United Kingdom, 1978

Film
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The film takes as its theme an essay by Virginia Woolf written in 1927. In the essay Virginia Woolf talks about women writers and the psychological and social barriers to their creativity and their self-confidence. In 1977, the film’s protagonist Lily Ramsey is an aspiring writer, and an admirer of Virginia Woolf. In an attempt to complete her first novel, she takes a break from her job in London and goes home to the small seaside town where her family still lives. However, for Lily home is not simply a peaceful place to write, but part of the experience which she brings to bear on her writing.

Credits

production company

BFI

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014228

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Women authors

Literature → Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

People → Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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