The Piano

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Jane Campion: ‘Film-making set me free… it was as if I had found myself’
The trailblazing director on how #MeToo inspired her first feature in more than a decade, the revisionist western The Power of the Dog

Sean O’Hagan

07, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Anna Paquin: ‘I am absolutely a control freak. It’s in my DNA’
The actor, 37, on breaking Oscar protocol, loving film-set pranks, and being a backseat producer even as a child

James McMahon

24, Aug, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The Piano review – Jane Campion's drama still hits all the right notes
Rereleased after 25 years, this literary work about a mute woman in 19th-century New Zealand remains full of extraordinary images and enigmas

Peter Bradshaw

15, Jun, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Jane Campion: ‘Capitalism is such a macho force. I felt run over’
One of the world’s most unconventional film-makers, Jane Campion talks about the end of the patriarchy, doing away with decorum, and how losing her baby son changed her forever

Kate Muir

20, May, 2018 @2:00 PM

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New Zealand festival: 'We all belong. We’re all part of one big canoe'
In Wellington a fleet of Māori waka open the festivities, which also feature a ballet take on The Piano and a staging of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Eleanor Ainge Roy

01, Mar, 2018 @2:46 AM

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Jane Campion: ‘The clever people used to do film. Now they do TV’
From Sweetie to The Piano, she has made some of cinema’s strangest, strongest films. So where does her outsider streak come from?

Simon Hattenstone

22, Jul, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The Piano's piano sells for just NZ$1,000 at auction
Non-playable prop from Jane Campion’s multiple Oscar-winning 1993 film was used in the movie’s famous beach scene

Ben Child

08, Mar, 2016 @9:21 AM

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The Piano rewatched – re-examining the erotic via sexually charged music lessons
Jane Campion became the first female director to win the Cannes’ prestigious Palme d’Or with her extraordinary brooding drama of a mute piano player

Luke Buckmaster

20, Feb, 2016 @10:00 PM

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The Piano – Philip French on Jane Campion's haunting New Zealand period drama
Jane Campion's tale of a mute Scottish woman and her daughter cast ashore in 19th-century New Zealand is easily her best work, writes Philip French

Philip French

26, Jul, 2014 @11:05 PM

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Jane Campion: 'Life isn't a career'

After becoming the first female Palme d'Or winner, Jane Campion looked ready to usher in a new era of feminist cinema – but tragedy intervened. As she returns to chair Cannes, she tells Andrew Pulver about surviving as a woman director

Andrew Pulver

12, May, 2014 @5:59 AM

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Jane Campion wanted a bleaker ending for The Piano
Ben Child: The director has revealed she wanted the character of Ada to drown in the sea after she follows her piano overboard

Ben Child

08, Jul, 2013 @2:09 PM

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How we made: Michael Nyman and Jane Campion on The Piano

'Jane locked me in a hotel room with a piano and said she wouldn't let me out until I'd finished'

Interviews by Anna Tims

30, Jul, 2012 @5:30 PM

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