Jane Campion

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Jane Campion
Elizabeth Jane Campion
BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

Campion, Jane,

1954–, New Zealand film director, b. Wellington; grad. Victoria Univ., Wellington (1975), Sydney College of the Arts, Australia (1979), Australian School of Film and Television, Sydney (1984). Campion, who both wrote and directed most of her early films, is particularly adept at depicting the plight of women who live outside society's norms. She made short films, e.g. the prize-winning Peel (1982), before embarking the feature-length, darkly comic Sweetie (1989). Campion won substantial praise for her next feature, An Angel at My Table (1990), a sensitive portrait drawn from the autobiographical writings of fellow New Zealander Janet FrameFrame, Janet
(Janet Paterson Frame Clutha) , 1924–2004, New Zealand novelist, b. Dunedin. Frame's complex, disturbing novels are marked by startling images and masterful language.
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. It was, however, her following film, The Piano (1993), that brought Campion broad international acclaim. A moodily romantic, lushly sensual, and gorgeously photographed tale of love and obsession in mid-19th-century New Zealand, it won many awards including a best original screenplay Academy Award. Her later films include Portrait of a Lady (1996), Holy Smoke (1999), and In the Cut (2002).


See Jane Campion: Interviews (1999), ed. by V. W. Wexman; study by I. Gatti (1998); film documentary by Albert Maysles (2001).

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5) Dana Polan, Jane Campion, British Film Institute, London, 2001, p.
Gerard Lee & Jane Campion, Sweetie: The Screenplay, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1991.
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OSCAR-WINNING director Jane Campion turns her attentions to the love story between 19th century poet John Keats and his next door neighbour, Fanny Brawne.
of Otago), and Bessiere (Institut national d'histoire de l'art, France) present 15 essays critically exploring the works of New Zealand-born filmmaker Jane Campion, director of Sweetie, An Angel at my Table, The Piano, The Portrait of a Lady, Holy Smoke
The fortnight-long event, which will include 15 world premieres and 146 UK premieres, will also be attended by luminaries from the directing world including Steven Soderbergh, Ang Lee and Jane Campion.
The segments are directed by Wim Wenders, Jane Campion and Gus Van Sant, among others.