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.

© thevoid99 2013

4 comments:

Fisti said...

She's brilliant! One of the best for sure, and not just one of the best 'women directors', just one of the best period!

thevoid99 said...

She definitely is. In fact, we need more filmmakers like her, Sofia Coppola, Lynne Ramsay, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicole Holfocener, Andrea Arnold, and Kelly Reichardt to run things instead of the old farts like Oliver Stone who just doesn't have it anymore.

ruth said...

I haven't seen too many of her works but having read your review of Portrait of a Lady, I REALLY want to see that one!

thevoid99 said...

@ruth-It's definitely one of her finest works as she's certainly a filmmaker with a unique vision who also creates some engaging female characters.