Past Event19 May 2024

Jane Campion

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Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre

Talks & ideas

When Jane Campion won Best Director for The Power of the Dog at the 2022 Academy Awards, she made history as the first woman to win Academy Awards for both directing and screenwriting – adding to her many other plaudits including the Palme d’Or, two BAFTAs, two Golden Globes and a Silver Lion award at the Venice International Film Festival.

However, it was An Angel at my Table– her adaptation of Janet Frame’s renowned three-part autobiography - that brought Campion her first major critical screen success, and her connection with one of Aotearoa’s finest writers runs deep: from encountering Owl’s Do Cryas a Wellington teenager, to reading Angel at My Table as a young student at film school in Sydney, to her treasured encounters with Frame herself in the course of making the biopic.

In Frame’s centenary year, don’t miss one of our finest filmmakers in conversation about one of our finest writers, as well as her own remarkable career with award-winning novelist Emily Perkins.

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