12.02.2013 - Jane Campion, Peter Cowie
Campion‘s powerful portrayal of the human spirit, and her profound character-driven nar-ratives are intriguing ruminations on societal and gender issues, while being gripping cine-matic feats. Her protagonists are often stub-born pioneers with unique artistic visions such as the fearless pianist played by Holly Hunter in The Piano, writer Janet Frame in An Angle at My Table and poet John Keats in Campion‘s recent Bright Star. Examining social convention through visionary protagonists and powerful emotional insights, Campion’s work has been widely lauded, winning the Palme d’Or (1993), the Silver Lion (1990) and an Academy Award (1994). Her newest mini series, Top of the Lake is featured in the official Berlinale programme.