Film director Jane Campion, Harvey
Keitel, Kate Winslet
arrive at a gala to present the film "Holy Smoke"
Earlier during the day walking around at the festival
Between Willpower and Temptation
by Sandra Bordigoni
Director Jane Campion
“We expect perfection from our spiritual mentors, but they are flawed, human, sex seems difficult even for spiritual masters to resist”, explains Jane Campion, talking about her new film Holy Smoke, in competition today, and written together with her sister, Anna. It is a comedy adventure story set in Australia and India, centred on a girl, Ruth (Kate Winslet), who is searching for answers, and an American investigator (Harvey Keitel), specialised in tracing youngsters seduced by sects and who is put on her trail by her worried parents. But Ruth is one case this expert won’t be able to solve so easily, mainly because the investigator finds himself in an all-out test of wills and a game of temptation. “As Buddha said”, continues the director, “of all the drives, sex is the strongest. If there was anything stronger or even another as strong, he would never have reached enlightenment. I’m also hoping to say with Holy Smoke that there is something to arrive at with the whole spiritual experience. The truth of it lies in continual exploration. The experience takes a whole lifetime”.
Kate Winslet by
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Jane Campion last attended the Venice
Film Fest in 1996 with her film,
The Portrait of a Lady.
Scream 3 news!
Since 1994, in Australia, Jeans for Genes Day has
raised funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute. The
Celebrity Jeans Art Collection features 34 artworks including Kate Winslet. Jeans Art Auction will be heald Thursday, July 29th at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Jeans Art
Auction has become a must on the 'Sydney Social Calendar'. Call (02) 9687 2800.
Hugh Oliveiro on Kate Winslet
In serene keeping with Kate’s upcoming release, “Holy Smoke” (part of which is filmed in India), Hugh’s inspiration is Indian music. “The jeans that Kate wore on the set of the movie reflect the ‘Morning Raga’”,
Hugh says, “the gathering of thoughts and wisdom in an aura of peace, tranquillity and beauty.” Bidding starts July 15 and closes 5pm July 27. The highest online bidder will be invited to attend the Celebrity Auction event on July 29, where their bid will form the reserve starting price.
Bid on Kate's jeans