Presented by ACMI in association with the Sydney Film Festival & NFSA
Jane Campion: The Cinema Woman
Jane Campion, la femme cinéma
Filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli draws the portrait that Jane Campion deserves in her unapologetically subjective documentary, mirroring Campion's own indelible body of work.
Brimming with candid anecdotes and a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage, this insightful and wildly entertaining documentary by César Award-winning director Julie Bertuccelli charts Jane 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 devotees of her films 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.
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Jane Campion: Her Way (Thu 15 Jun – Sun 2 Jul 2023)
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