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Cannes Palme d'Or-Winner Jane Campion To Get Carrosse d'Or

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 5, 2013 at 2:25PM

New Zealand director Jane Campion, whose superb neo-noir "Top of the Lake" series is running on Sundance Channel, will receive the Carrosse d’or at Cannes this year.
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Jane Campion
Jane Campion

New Zealand director Jane Campion, whose superb neo-noir "Top of the Lake" series is running on Sundance Channel, will receive the Carrosse d’or at Cannes this year. The Society of Film Directors (SRF) will award her with their prize during the opening ceremony of the 45th Directors' Fortnight (May 16 - 26), a sidebar of the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Winner of the Palme d'Or for 1993's"The Piano," Campion is heading to Cannes next month anyway as head of the shorts jury.

According to CineEuropa, the Carrosse d’or rewards innovation, boldness and intransigence in directing and production. Since 2002, winners include Clint Eastwood, Nanni Moretti, Ousmane Sembene, David Cronenberg, Alain Cavalier, Jim Jarmusch, Agnès Varda, Jafar Panahi and Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

This article is related to: Jane Campion, Cannes Film Festival, Top of the Lake, Festivals, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.