First Look: Jane Campion's Six Hour Sundance Film 'Top of the Lake'
Another film that is sure to be the talk of the festival this year is something from Australian filmmaker Jane Campion (Sweetie, The Piano, Holy Smoke, In the Cut, Bright Star) and Garth Davis - a six-hour long (originally made for TV) "powerful and haunting mystery" titled Top of the Lake, premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January. The film was just announced in the Premieres line-up yesterday where it actually states in the information that "this six-hour film will screen once during the Festival." A 12-year-old girl stands chest deep in a frozen lake. She is five months pregnant, and won't say who the father is. Then she disappears. So begins a haunting mystery that consumes a community. A photo below.
First look from Sundance found via The Film Stage of Jane Campion's Top of the Lake. Stay tuned for more.
From the guide: "Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting mystery about the search for happiness in a paradise where honest work is hard to find. Set in the remote mountains of New Zealand, the story follows the disappearance of a twelve-year-old, five months pregnant, who was last seen standing chest deep in a frozen lake. Robin Griffin (Moss) is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate Tui's case. During the investigation, she collides with Matt Mitcham (Mullan), the missing girl's father and local drug lord. Robin will find this the case that tests her limits and sends her on a journey of self-discovery." Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan, David Wenham. This is premiering at Sundance 2013 once on Sunday, January 20th. I'm certain we'll be hearing plenty about this "film" in January. Intrigued?