Jane Campion thinks there would be more great stories in the world if women were allowed to tell them. She says that the gender demo in film schools all over the world is 50/50 but that somewhere along the line the line gets partitioned off, women go one way and men are ushered through to potential and greatness.
Campion also said that she felt the collective embarrassment when the Palme d’or winners all got on stage for the 50th anniversary of Cannes ands he was the only female. The bright and talented Campion has long been a pioneer for women in film, refusing to tell only relationship stories, for instance, refusing to stay in her cage, in any cage really. Her films are surreal, challenging, often overtly sexual and always stark in their truth telling. Campion is proof that if you build it, they will come.