Jane Campion

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bright_star.jpgWriter-director Jane Campion (In the Cut, Holy Smoke) has felt the passion and complications left in its wake, from The Piano to her newest, Bright Star.

Jane talks about what she learned from the love story; the process of casting the actors and reminding them to act from their hearts; how Paul Schneider (who plays Keats' friend Charles Armitage Brown) still had the ticket stub to The Piano in his wallet when he met Jane, as it was the film that inspired him to act; the importance of interiors and lighting as a way to reinforce naturalism; how Jane has been reborn as a classicist and doesn’t understand why people think she is a radical filmmaker.



Gemma Dempsey