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.
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