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, according to a news release.
The Lumière Award will mark another French film achievement for Campion: She was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival as well as the first female filmmaker to serve as president of the Cannes jury.
Earlier this month, Campion’s latest film, The Power of the Dog, had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, followed by a special screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. It also will screen as the centerpiece selection at the 59th New York Film Festival on Oct. 1. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.