WEEK IN WOMEN: Jane Campion wins big at Golden Globes – Brandy McDonnell reports

The 79th Golden Globes were a tarnished shadow of their past glory, but the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association managed to pick some dazzling winners at the celebrity-free, non-televised Jan. 9 ceremony.
With her stunning Western epic “=The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion became just the third woman in the Globe’s almost eight-decade history to garner the best director title, following Chloe Zhao’s 2021 win for Nomadland and Barbra Streisand’s 1983 victory for Yentl.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Jane Campion receives 2021 Lumière Award – Brandy McDonnell reports

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion will be honored with the Lumière Award during the 13th edition of the Lumière Festival, which will take place Oct. 9-17 in Lyon, France. Known for her “extraordinary aesthetic and dazzling poetry,” Campion will receive the 13th Lumière Award. She will be the first woman director to receive the prestigious prize.

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SPOTLIGHT September 2021: Jane Campion, feminist filmmaker, Dame Companion and Lumiere Honoree

Jane Campion has furthered the cause of women in film by holding steady to her own extraordinary aesthetic, unique career choices and creation of dazzling visual poetry. Throughout her career, her feminist approach to filmmaking has been expressed in her distinctive vision and directorial style, and in her consistent creation of strong, complex and fully fleshed out female characters who rank among the finest, most compelling in film history.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Campion to direct Moss in POWER OF THE DOG – Brandy McDonnell reports

Oscar winner Jane Campion and two-time Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss will reunite in the new film, The Power of the Dog. Moss and Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the film, an adaptation of the Thomas Savage novel. Campion will direct from a script she adapted, with See-Saw Films’ in-house sales arm, Cross City Films, The movie will go into pre-production at the end of the year.

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2021 EDA AWARDS NOMINEES

In our 15th annual awards season, we present EDA Awards in 25 categories divided into three sections, the BEST OF AWARDS, FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS and EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS. Competition is particularly tight this year, and we are especially pleased to see our EDA Award nominations dominated by women filmmakers in all major craft categories, and not just those in the FEMALE FOCUS section. Jane Campion’s THE POWER OF THE DOG tops the list with a total of 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and bests in acting and craft categories.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK December 3, 2021: THE POWER OF THE DOG

It has been 12 years since film titan Jane Campion released a feature film. Now, with The Power of the Dog, the New Zealand director shows she has lost not a step. Her adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 Western novel offers the vivid landscapes and hothouse emotions reminiscent of the film that put her on the world map, The Piano (1993). A piano even serves as an important plot point.

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THE POWER OF THE DOG – Review by Susan Granger

Utilizing myriad metaphors, writer/director Jane Campion (Oscar-winner for 1993’s The Piano) subtly crafts a kinky, compelling thriller, working with cinematographer Ari Wegner, who transforms New Zealand’s barren South Island into stark, sparsely populated Montana in 1925. Tt’s visually stunning with a spine-chilling score by Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood.

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THE POWER OF THE DOG – Review by Diane Carson

New Zealand director Jane Campion has a knack for isolating individuals in a remote, harsh location, applying pressure, and watching civilization unravel. That’s exactly what she does in The Power of the Dog, set on a vast Montana cattle ranch in 1925 where two brothers, the wife, and her son will become immersed in an unnerving psychological battle. The Power of the Dog is one of this year’s most haunting, well-executed films.

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NYFF 2021 Women Under the Radar – Margaret Barton-Fumo reports

Looking back on this year’s New York Film Festival, a number of women-directed features stand out among the best of the fest. Jane Campion, Julia Ducournau and Joanna Hogg were just a few of the Main Slate directors who garnered much (warranted) attention with critically acclaimed films that lived up to their high expectations. Other films by new directors, though not as anticipated, exhibited great promise.

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