A Girl's Own Story
1986 | 27 minutes | BW | 16mm/DVD | Order No. 99142
This film is only available as part of the series "The Films of Jane Campion." View series.
"'A Girl's Own Story' is a film of acute tenderness and beauty that is all the more inspiring for being one of Campion's first."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Australian Film Awards, Best Direction
- Sydney Film Festival, Rouben Mamoulian Award
New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion is one of cinema’s most notable film-makers. She is the first and only female director to receive the coveted Palme d’or at Cannes (1993) and also only the second of four women ever to be nominated as Best Director at the Academy Awards (1994), both for "The Piano". Jane went on to win Best Screenplay. Jane studied anthropology at Victoria University in Wellington and then painting at London’s Chelsea School of Arts and the Sydney College of the Arts before moving to film in the early 1980s, while studying at the Australian Film and Television School. Her first short film, "Peel" (1982), winner of the Short Film Palme d’or in 1986 in Cannes, was followed in 1989 by "Sweetie", her first feature film, and, a year later, by "An Angel at My Table" about New Zealand author Janet Frame. Subsequent to the multi-award-winning "The Piano" were "The Portrait of a Lady" (1996); "Holy Smoke" (1999), currently being adapted for the stage; "In the Cut" (2003) and "Bright Star" presented in Competition at Cannes, in 2009. Campion has recently won remarkable public and critical acclaim with a television series, "Top of the Lake". (03/19)