Monday, September 30, 2013
The Auteurs #25: Jane Campion
Considered to be one of the most influential women filmmakers around the world, Jane Campion is someone who makes films on her terms while giving voice to female characters that hadn’t been displayed in a lot of films. Matching poetic imagery with stark stories about women struggling with their identities, Campion’s work has definitely made her standout against many of her contemporaries as she is one of four women in the world of film that was nominated for the Best Director Oscar as of 2013 while being the first woman to win the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. While she dabbles in all sorts of genres including her most recent work in the TV miniseries Top of the Lake, Campion puts her own ideas into her work to stray away from the convention of those genres.
The rest of the piece can be read here at Cinema Axis.
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