By Liza Foreman
It’s that time of year again! Jane Campion is to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival (15 – 26 May 2013), taking over the role from past toppers, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michel Gondry, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman.
Originally from New Zealand, Campion has made a mark since the beginning with her films. In 1986 she won short film Palme d’Or for “Peel” and garnered the interest of critics internationally for “Sweetie,” the first feature she presented in competition at the Festival de Cannes. After “An Angel at my Table,” she returned to Cannes with “The Piano,” which won the Palme d’Or in 1993, as well as the best actress award for Holly Hunter.