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Cannes loves Campion

Photo: Festival de Cannes Official Site

Photo: Cannes Film Festival Official Site

Australian director Jane Campion is back in the spotlight at the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival where her new film, BRIGHT STAR, premiered Friday. The film centers on the last two years of poet John Keats’s short life (he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25) as seen through the eyes of his young neighbor and object of his affection, Fanny Brawne.

Campion won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1986 for her first short film, PEEL – and again in 1993 for her feature film THE PIANO – becoming the first (and only) woman to win the top prize for a feature at the Festival.

Learn more:

Festival de Cannes Official Site

Bright Star Press Conference Video