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The Piano Rated 15

The Piano

Dir. Jane Campion. New Zealand/France/Australia, 1993. 2h 1m. Starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker, Genevieve Lemon, Tungia Baker, Ian Mune.

Jane Campion became the first female director to win the Palme d’Or for her extraordinary masterpiece about a mute woman’s rebellion in a newly colonised, Victorian-era New Zealand. Soundtracked by Michael Nyman’s evocative score, it won Oscars for Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin and Best Screenplay for Campion’s female-centric script. 

‘Jane Campion's drama still hits all the right notes’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘The film is a masterclass in dramatic structure and rolls through Campion's meticulous screenplay beats with effortless elan, right up to the axe-wielding climax. Almost the perfect film’ ★★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times

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