Jane Campion at Cannes
|Jane Campion & her Carosse d'Or|
Jacques Rozier was the first winner when the prize was created in 2002. Subsequent winners were Clint Eastwood, Nanni Moretti, Sembene Ousmane, David Cronenberg, Alain Cavalier, Jim Jarmusch, Naomi Kawase, Agnès Varda, Jafar Panahi et Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Here's the SRF's list of Jane's films. It helped me to reflect on the full sweep of her work. And then to appreciate, all over again, that while making these films she's also strongly supported other women filmmakers. And then to feel deep gratitude for the way the SRF-identified qualities in her work have spilled over into her activism. Globally, there's no other director who's managed to do this.
1982 An Exercise in Discipline – Peel (short)
1983 Passionless Moments (short)
1984 Mishaps of Seduction and Conquest (video)
A Girl's Own Story (short)
After Hours (short)
1986 Dancing Daze (TV)
1990 An Angel at My Table
1993 The Piano
1996 The Portrait of a Lady
1999 Holy Smoke
2003 In the Cut
2006 The Water Diary (from the film 8)
2009 Bright Star
2013 Top of the Lake (TV)
Last Thursday, after a 'Conversation with Jane Campion' at the Théâtre Croisette she was given the prize itself at the ceremony that opened the Directors Fortnight. Femmes du Cinema de la Television et des Nouveaux Media (Paris) were there and later posted a segment of the conversation about women directors.
Also at Cannes, this discussion about Top of The Lake, from Allocine.
Many congratulations to you, Jane Campion! Do we celebrate you enough in Australia and New Zealand? I'm not sure that we do.