The Piano

image from the film The Piano

image from the film THE PIANO

A woman, voluntarily mute since the age of six, arrives on the shores of 19th century New Zealand with her daughter and her piano to fulfill the terms of an arranged marriage. When her piano is wrongfully sold to a fellow settler, she must win it back from him in a highly-charged game, one ebony key at a time. Passion explodes into Gothic violence in Campion’s Palme d’Or winning film.

Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or, the Cannes Film Festival’s top award (sharing the honor with Chen Kaige for Farewell My Concubine), and took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. In October of last year, Campion was awarded the Prix Lumière, presented to her by Julia Ducournau, the second woman to receive the Palme d’Or for her film, Titane, 28 years later.

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