Jane Campion to receive 2021 Lumière Award at France’s Lumière Festival

0 Flares 0 Flares ×

Jane Campion [Courtesy photo]

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.

From her first short, “An Exercise in Discipline: Peel,” which won the 1982 Palme d’Or, to the triumph of her “Top of the Lake” television series, Campion has delivered a collection of cinematic portraits that rank among the finest in film history. She is especially known for featuring strong-minded women.

Her epic drama “The Piano” established her as a cinematic force, winning her a best screenplay Oscar in 1994.  The film also won the Palme d’Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, and Anna Paquin received an Academy Award at the age of 11 for her debut role in “The Piano.”

Read more about Campion’s Oscar-winning career in this month’s AWFJ Spotlight.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Jane Campion’s new film “The Power of the Dog.” [Netflix photo]

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.

Campion adapted “The Power of the Dog” from Thomas Savage’s 1967 cult novel. Set on a Montana cattle ranch in the 1920s, the drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Developed for Netflix, “The Power of the Dog” features a score by Academy Award-nominated composer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. It is scheduled to be released in select theaters on Nov. 17 before debuting on Netflix on Dec. 1.




0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 0 Flares ×
explore: | | |