The Films of Jane Campion
49 minutes | Color/BW | 16mm/DVD | Order No. 99197
"A beautifully photographed, sharply drawn drama...A lovely debut which will be compared to Jane Campion's later work but will certainly live up to the comparison."
"These deceptively fragile-looking and tough-minded short films reveal familiar power plays from multiple points of view, punctuated by telling close-ups. A promising young director's take on the origins of narrative."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- A Girl's Own Story: American Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film
- Passionless Moments: Best Experimental Film, American Film Institute
- Peel: Cannes, Golden Palm for Best Short Film
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)