written and directed by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion. starring Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie, David Dencik and Nicole Kidman

LA Times: Top of the Lake is “mysterious” and “beautiful”

The Los Angeles Times is as excited as we are about tonight’s premiere of Top of the Lake (only on Sundance Channel at 9PM). They say star Elisabeth Moss (Detective Robin Griffin) is a “pleasure” and can’t wait to see where the series will go.

Early signs suggest (Top of the Lake) will bend toward something even more mysterious, beautiful, unsettling and satisfying than the mysterious, beautiful, unsettling, satisfying thing it is from the start.

The paper also spoke with Moss and co-star Holly Hunter about working with Oscar-winning series creator, writer and director, Jane Campion:

“I think this is Jane’s best work. She really thrived in the miniseries genre,” says Moss. “It’s in the details for Jane. It’s all about the secondary characters, the locations and all the weird moments — all the extra things that make Jane a genius. If you cut it down to two hours you’d make an awesome detective story, but you’d lose all that great stuff.”

Making a miniseries did, indeed, give her room to play, agrees Campion.

“My favorite form is the novel,” she says, speaking by phone from Jodhpur, India. “Which I think adds up to six or seven hours of something beautiful. That’s what I was trying to create.”

via LA Times here and here