Independent Women is a monthly screening series bringing you underrated, overlooked, “Why haven’t I seen this?!” films directed by women.
"To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Independent Women we're watching one of the greatest films ever made ever. Ever." - Shayana Filmore, Independent Women Curator & Host
"An enigmatic masterpiece from one of the finest living film-makers." - The Guardian
After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.
Dir. Jane Campion. 1993. 121 min.
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