We discuss the Palme D’or winning director of THE PIANO, HOLY SMOKE and IN THE CUT, Jane Campion.

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Films Under Discussion: 

An Angel At My Table (1990): In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education as a teacher but since she is considered abnormal she stays at a mental institution for eight years. Success comes when she starts to write novels.” – IMDB

The Piano (1993): “A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.” – IMDB

Holy Smoke (1999): “While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire P.J. Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert hideaway. But P.J. quickly learns that he’s met his match in the sexy, intelligent, and iron-willed Ruth.” – IMDB

In The Cut (1999): “New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.” – IMDB

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