Jane Campion, Julia Ducournau, Cannes’ Two Women Palme d’Or Winners, Celebrate Campion’s Lumière Prize

Jane Campion, Julia Ducournau, Cannes’ Two Women Palme d’Or Winners, Celebrate Campion’s Lumière Prize
Marking the climax to this year’s Lumière Festival, Jane Campion, the first woman filmmaker to win a Palme d’Or (sharing the award for “The Pianist” in 1993), accepted the Prix Lumière in France’s Lyon on Friday night from Julia Ducournau, the second woman filmmaker to pick up Cannes’ prestigious top prize.

With characteristic humility, Campion took to the stage with a big smile, saying: “I’m really moved – I’m a New Zealander: we don’t do this stuff, we don’t do emotion about ourselves. I’m going to get arrested when I get home for having a big head.”

Turning to her fellow women on stage, she added: “But I hope you guys are telling the truth because it’s really a surprise and very moving to hear from the women here what the cinema has meant and I’m really thrilled. It has been my
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