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Jane Campion Is the Cannes 2014 Jury President; Watch Her Palme d'Or Winning 1986 Short Film 'Peel' (VIDEO)

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by Beth Hanna
January 7, 2014 11:34 AM
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Jane Campion
Jane Campion

New Zealand auteur Jane Campion is set to head the jury of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 14 through 25.

Campion, who succeeds the 2013 jury president Steven Spielberg, holds a unique place in the history of the French fest: She's the only woman director to have won the Palme d'Or (for 1993's "The Piano"), and the only director who has won both the top prizes for a feature and short film; in 1986 her short film "Peel" won the Short Film Palme. (Campion headed the 2013 Cannes Shorts jury.)

Campion's last feature was 2009's Keats romance "Bright Star"; she directed two episodes of her brilliant 2013 mystery miniseries "Top of the Lake," which she co-wrote with Garth Andrews.

Check out the eight-minute "Peel" below. 

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