New Zealand director Jane Campion will be at the Festival du nouveau cinema (FNC) in Montreal next month to present her most recent film, The Power of the Dog.

Previewed last week at the Venice International Film Festival, the film will be screened at the FNC in Montreal on October 7. It will be presented at the weekend at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF).

In Montreal, Jane Campion will give a master class on October 7 at the Imperial Cinema. She will also receive a Wolf of honor of the FNC to underline all of his “exceptional career”.

Jane Campion was the very first director, after 46 years, to win a Palme d’Or at Cannes, in 1993, for The Piano Lesson. Almost 30 years later, the French Julia Ducournau this year became the second director in the history of Cannes to receive this Palme d’Or, for her film “Titane”.

The power of the dog, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, is set to hit Canadian theaters on November 19; the film will be shown worldwide on Netflix from December 1.

The western, based on a novel published in 1967 by American Thomas Savage, was co-produced by Jane Campion and Quebec producer Roger Frappier of Max Films.

The 50th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinema will take place from October 6 to 17.


This dispatch was written with financial assistance from the Facebook Stock Exchanges and The Canadian Press for News.

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