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Jane Campion wrote and directed this saga of an arranged marriage that takes a young Scotswoman (Holly Hunter)
and her beloved piano to the primitive world of mid-19th century New Zealand. A harsh environment and a harsh
husband await her.
In addition to a Best Picture nomination, it received Oscar wins for best actress, best supporting actress
and best screenplay and four other nominations.
Rated R for sexuality.
Post-film discussion led by Dr. Rachel Ritterbusch, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English
and Modern Languages at Shepherd University.
About the writer and director Jane Campion
Other background on the film
A selection of reviews of the film