Magazine article Screen International

Jane Campion to Receive Carrosse d'Or

Magazine article Screen International

Jane Campion to Receive Carrosse d'Or

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New Zealand filmmaker will be presented with the honorary award on the opening night of Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

The French Film Directors Guild, which oversees the Cannes parallel section the Directors' Fortnight, is to honour Jane Campion with its Carrosse d'Or (Golden Carriage) award during the festival.

"The "Carrosse d'Or" award is a tribute paid by the directors of the Film Directors' Guild to one of their own, chosen from the international filmmaking community for the innovative qualities, the courage and independent mindedness of his or her work," the guild, or Société de Réalisateurs de Films (SFR) as it is called in France, said in a statement.

Past recipients of the prize, created in 2002, include Clint Eastwood, Nanni Moretti, Sembene Ousmane, David Cronenberg, Alain Cavalier, Jim Jarmusch, Naomi Kawase, Agnès Varda, Jafar Panahi and Nuri Bilge Ceylan. …

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