What they said to us when we started this project was ‘what we want is your voice… be as outrageous as you want to… don’t hold back.’ I was like, ‘what’?? It was a very different and provocative education. I think quite clearly independent cinema is struggling. It’s difficult to get people out to the cinemas. And there’s not a lot of art house cinemas around, at least compared to when I started making films. They used to be about where you went to find out about life and have different voices talking to you in an intimate and interesting way. I don’t think that’s really happening now. People are trying to second guess what an audience wants. Occasionally maybe two or three films a year will be truly innovative. But most of them try and second guess the audience.
Writer Director Jane Campion on TOP OF THE LAKE and the Great Movie-to-TV Migration