Jane Campion

Sweetie

Sweetie

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.

Film Info

  • Jane Campion
  • New Zealand
  • 1989
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #356

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Sally Bongers and approved by director Jane Campion, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Campion, Bongers, and screenwriter Gerard Lee
  • Making “Sweetie,” a video conversation between stars Genevieve Lemon and Karen Colston
  • Campion’s early short films An Exercise in Discipline: Peel, Passionless Moments, and A Girl’s Own Story
  • Jane Campion: The Film School Years, a 1989 video conversation between Campion and critic Peter Thompson
  • Behind-the-scenes photos and production stills
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Dana Polan

New cover by Steve Chow

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Sally Bongers and approved by director Jane Campion, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Campion, Bongers, and screenwriter Gerard Lee
  • Making “Sweetie,” a video conversation between stars Genevieve Lemon and Karen Colston
  • Campion’s early short films An Exercise in Discipline: Peel, Passionless Moments, and A Girl’s Own Story
  • Jane Campion: The Film School Years, a 1989 video conversation between Campion and critic Peter Thompson
  • Behind-the-scenes photos and production stills
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Dana Polan

New cover by Steve Chow

Sweetie
Cast
Genevieve Lemon
Sweetie
Karen Colston
Kay
Tom Lycos
Louis
Jon Darling
Gordon
Dorothy Barry
Flo
Michael Lake
Bob
Andre Pataczek
Clayton
Credits
Director
Jane Campion
Producer
John Maynard
Coproducer
William MacKinnon
Screenplay
Gerard Lee
Screenplay
Jane Campion
From an original idea by
Jane Campion
Director of photography
Sally Bongers
Editor
Veronika Haussler
Music
Martin Armiger
Costume designer
Amanda Lovejoy
Art director
Peter Harris

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