A pioneer among filmmakers, Jane Campion remains the first woman to have won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, for The Piano. In forty years of work, she has carved out a unique place for herself in the very masculine pantheon of cinema. A visual and iconoclastic director, a subtle portraitist of the human soul and women, Jane Campion is also a furtive filmmaker, at once discreet and whimsical, gentle and impertinent, and at times misunderstood. For the first time, filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli draws the portrait she deserves, in a film that is unapologetically subjective and offbeat, very much mirroring Jane’s own trailblazing journey in cinema and life.
Selected Awards and Distinctions
Cyprus 2013. Spring. The financial crisis on the island and the fate of its entire banking system is hanging by a thread. A desperate theatre troupe decides to give its last performance: a bank robbery! Without rehearsals, without any hope of success, yet fiercely confident, six friends will be confronted with the crime movies they grew up with, and the scenarios they dreamed of as actors on stage.