Jane Campion

Jane Campion

Highest Rated: 100% Two Friends (1986)

Lowest Rated: 33% In the Cut (2003)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1954

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

An unflinching director who often showcased a complex side of women rarely seen in conventional Hollywood movies, Jane Campion emerged from her native Australia as a celebrated and decorated auteur. Following her award-winning days as a student filmmaker, Campion arrived on the scene with "Sweetie" (1990), a stylish and disturbing look at the destruction of a family by a psychologically disturbed sibling. But it was her multi-award winning romantic drama "The Piano" (1993) that introduced her to a worldwide audience. Passionate, moving and unrepentantly erotic, the film was lauded for its lush visualization of the complex emotions of a woman's sexual awakening. The film earned many awards, including an Academy Award for Campion's screenplay. Her subsequent films allowed her to continue her exploration of the power of female sexuality, as she did with "The Portrait of a Lady" (1996), "Holy Smoke" (1999) and "In the Cut" (2003). Critics and audiences alike praised her originality and willingness to push boundaries, which demonstrated that Campion remained a daring and provocative filmmaker all throughout her career.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 43% They Executive Producer - 2017
82% 68% Bright Star Director,
Screenwriter
$4.4M 2009
No Score Yet 22% 8 Director,
Writer
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Water Diary Director,
Screenwriter
- 2006
83% 85% Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story Executive Producer - 2006
33% 34% In the Cut Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$4.7M 2003
64% 80% Soft Fruit Executive Producer $11.1K 1999
45% 47% Holy Smoke Director,
Writer
$1.8M 1999
45% 52% The Portrait of a Lady Director $3.7M 1996
90% 86% The Piano Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
$39.3M 1993
94% 90% An Angel at My Table Director $1M 1990
88% 74% Sweetie Director,
Casting
$20.4K 1989
100% 41% Two Friends Director $10.5K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl's Own Story Director,
Screenwriter
- 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet After Hours Director,
Screenwriter
- 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Exercise in Discipline - Peel Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1982

TV

Credit
83% 71% Top of the Lake Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2017 2013

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