Jane Campion Shorts
The internationally acclaimed director of THE POWER OF THE DOG, TOP OF THE LAKE and THE PIANO first displayed her visual flair and dark humor in these award-winning shorts. The compilation includes:
A GIRL'S OWN STORY is about Beatlemania and growing up in the sixties – where family is strange, adulthood lonely, and innocence perverse.
PASSIONLESS MOMENTS is a series of wry vignettes: Sean and Arnold Not Speaking; Scotties, Part of the Grand Design of the Universe; Angela Eats Meats, Ironing on Sunday; and others.
PEEL takes place on a hot Australian summer's day, a recalcitrant, freckled, red-headed family of three go on a Sunday drive in the country. Their outing results in an intrigue of awesome belligerence. Winner of the Golden Palm for Best Short Film at Cannes.
“Showcases Jane Campion as an anthropologist, rule breaker and filmmaker that steers clear of big set-ups, but still manages to deliver on an epic promise of making the personal into a universal experience.” —Senses of Cinema
Jane Campion: A Girl's Own Story
Directed by Jane Campion • Drama • 1984 • 27 minutes
Beatlemania, the sixties and growing up. Some stories about girlhood: where family is strange, adulthood lonely, and innocence perverse.
"A beautifully photographed, sharply drawn drama...A lovely debut which will be compared to Jane Campion'...
Jane Campion: Passionless Moments
Directed by Jane Campion • Drama • 1983 • 13 minutes
Winner of the Best Experimental Film at the Australian Film Awards, PASSIONLESS MOMENTS follows an omniscient narrator retelling of a series of brief, impressionistic vignettes around a neighborhood in Sydney.
“A structurally playful and surr...
Jane Campion: Peel
Directed by Jane Campion • Drama • 1982 • 9 minutes
On a hot Australian summer's day, a recalcitrant, freckled, red-headed family of three go on a Sunday drive in the country. Their outing results in an intrigue of awesome belligerence.
Cannes, Golden Palm for Best Short Film