Cinematic claims

New Zealand-born director Jane Campion’s 1993 film The Piano is included in Vogue Australia’s 50th Anniversary edition featuring alongside Picnic at Hanging Rock, Strictly Ballroom and Lantana as examples of “seminal moments in Australian cinema”. Award-winning Australian film-maker Gillian Armstrong writes: “I was blown away by Jane Campion’s The Piano. She has such an incredible eye and you just knew that this was someone who was going to be a great, great world film talent. Everything about it: the look, the photography, the costumes … there was a strong director’s voice, with real bravery in the storytelling and in the story itself. There was a lack of sentimentality about the woman and the child, which, in some ways was great coming from a woman. It was also wonderful that the person receiving accolades around the world was another female director.”


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Scottish Opera’s Alex Reedijk the Company’s Saviour

Scottish Opera’s Alex Reedijk the Company’s Saviour

In 13 years, New Zealander Alex Reedijk has pulled Scottish Opera back from the brink, turning it into a thriving company that takes risks on stage and serves the community, from…