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Jane Campion

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early 1980s, attending the Australian School of Film ... See full bio »

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The Piano
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 2009 Bright Star (screenplay) / (written by)
 2008 8 (segment "The Water Diary")
 2006 The Water Diary (Short) (writer)
 2003 In the Cut (screenplay)
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 1993 The Piano (written by)
 1989 Sweetie (original story idea) / (screenplay)
 1986 A Girl's Own Story (Short) (written by)
 1984 After Hours (Short)
 1983 Passionless Moments (Short) (writer)
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But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem. The great thing is that almost everyone ends up doing something creative with them, even those directors who then go on to make quite boring features. See more »


Has a look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988). See more »

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