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Jane Campion, The Cinema Woman

Directed by Julie Bertuccelli
98 minutes
All Ages
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Filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli (The Tree, SFF 2010) draws the portrait that Jane Campion deserves in a Cannes-selected documentary that is unapologetically subjective, mirroring Campion's own indelible body of work.
Brimming with candid anecdotes and a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage, this is an insightful and wildly entertaining documentary. César Award-winning director Bertuccelli charts Campion’s extraordinary life journey from her childhood under theatre-world parents in New Zealand, to her young adulthood as a film school pariah in Sydney (“I didn’t want to compete with the [male students] … I just wanted to tell stories that were so private they couldn’t even imagine them”), to Cannes darling and internationally renowned auteur. Campion proves a generous raconteur of her own story – with one of the most infectious laughs in the game – in this treat for Campion devotees and fans of mould-breaking artists alike.
Interweaving her commentary with scenes from the films and making-of footage, all of it edited with dexterity by Laure Gardette and Svetlana Vaynblat, the documentary lets Campion’s sense of humour and her sense of purpose shine through.
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
Inspired and inspiring
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
a poetic ode and worthwhile homage to one of cinema’s great maestros
Cédric Succivalli, ICSFilm

Special Guest

Jane Campion
Jane Campion is a New Zealand-born filmmaker and screenwriter whose extraordinary body of work, including Sweetie (SFF 1995), The Piano and The Power of the Dog (SFF 2021), has garnered her an indisputable place in cinema history.


Sat 10 Jun
State Theatre
Assisted Listening
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Thu 15 Jun
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne - Cinema 5
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Program Strand
Jane Campion Retrospective
All Ages
In English
Julie Bertuccelli
Estelle Fialon
Laure Gardette, Svetlana Vaynblat
Cinephile, Documentary, Women Directors, Focus on Women, Retrospective, Gender & Sexuality, Cannes Selected
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Westend Films
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