Sweetie (1989)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7-9 p.m.
The Marquee Cinema, Union South
Australia | 99 mins | R | BluRay | Dir. Jane Campion Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films, 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 nineties. "The world of Sweetie – a beautifully strange and compelling film debut – is bent out of shape with almost intangibly subtle precision. Campion offsets what could have been a morose drama with an atmosphere that becomes increasingly, and unnervingly, mystical." -Luke Buckmaster (The Guardian) This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.