Directed by Jane Campion
With Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos
Rated R, 99 minutes, 35mm
Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films including The Piano and the recent miniseries, Top of the Lake, Jane Campion will always be remembered for her stunning debut feature, Sweetie, which focuses on the hazardous relationship between the buttoned-down, superstitious Kay and her rampaging, devil-may-care sister, Sweetie—and on their family’s profoundly rotten roots. A feast of colorful photography and captivating, idiosyncratic characters, the tough and tender Sweetie heralded the emergence of this gifted director, as well as a renaissance of Australian cinema, which would take the film world by storm in the '90s.
Free for Notre Dame students.
Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.