Directed by Jane Campion

Directed by Jane Campion

7 Episodes

One of contemporary cinema’s most singular and captivating voices, Jane Campion brings a piercing psychological insight and radiantly expressive visual style to her intense, revelatory explorations of female subjectivity and desire. After winning critical acclaim for her first two theatrical features, the dark comedy SWEETIE and the luminous artistic coming-of-age drama AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, Campion was vaulted to the front ranks of international auteurs with THE PIANO, a haunting period romance for which she became the first woman awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes and only the second to be nominated for an Academy Award for best director. Since then, she has continued to fearlessly probe the most intimate dimensions of women’s experiences in heady, highly personal works that display Campion’s unique ability to bring complex inner worlds to mesmerizing life.

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Directed by Jane Campion
  • An Exercise in Discipline: Peel

    Episode 1

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1982 • Australia

    This short, concerning a father disciplining his son whilst on a road trip, went on to win the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival and effectively launched director Jane Campion's feature-filmmaking career.

  • A Girl’s Own Story

    Episode 2

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1983 • Australia

    This early short from director Jane Campion concerns a group of teenage girls in the 1960s.

  • Passionless Moments

    Episode 3

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1983 • Australia

    This short film co-directed by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee portrays the awkward trials of everyday living.

  • Two Friends

    Episode 4

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1986 • Australia
    Starring Kris Bidenko, Emma Coles, Kris McQuade

    This ambitious TV movie by Jane Campion was heralded at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival as the arrival of a major new filmmaking voice. TWO FRIENDS’s screenplay, by renowned Australian novelist Helen Garner...

  • Sweetie

    Episode 5

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1989 • New Zealand
    Starring Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos

    Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films, Jane Campion will always be remembered for her stunning debut feature SWEETIE, which focuses on the hazardous relationship between the button...

  • An Angel at My Table

    Episode 6

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1990 • New Zealand
    Starring Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson

    With AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Jane Campion brought to the screen the harrowing autobiography of Janet Frame, New Zealand’s most distinguished author. Three actors in turn ...

  • Jane Campion in Her Own Words

    Episode 7

    In this interview from 1989, director Jane Campion talks about where she finds her inspiration and the importance of remaining open to new generations of filmmakers.