The director of La Leçon de Piano will be honored on October 15, in Lyon.
Jane campion “will be the first director to receive the Lumière Prize, the” Nobel for cinema “from the rue du Premier-Film, write the organizers of the 13th Lumière festival, which will take place from October 9 to 17, 2021. Celebrating it is obvious and a source of pride. It was also one of Bertrand Tavernier’s last wishes. “
Jane Campion: the commented film
The press release also goes into detail on the career of the filmmaker, noticed at the end of the 1980s for her magnificent portraits of women (Sweetie, An Angel at My Table, The Piano Lesson or more recently his series Top of the Lake): “Jane Campion explores the spheres of desire and human relations by delivering a gallery of portraits among the most beautiful in the history of cinema, leading women embodied by Holly Hunter, Nicole Kidman, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elisabeth Moss or again the debutante Anna Paquin who received the Oscar at the age of 11 for her role in The Piano Lesson.
She will thus join the list of leading cinema personalities who have received the prestigious Lumière Award: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Francis Ford Coppola, Jane Fonda, Wong Kar-wai, Catherine Deneuve, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodóvar, Quentin Tarantino, Ken Loach , Gérard Depardieu, Milos Forman and Clint Eastwood.
More info on the official website of the Lumière festival