Top of the Lake: China Girl 2017

Directed by Jane Campion, Ariel Kleiman Big Nights

Join us for a very special screening of the much-anticipated new instalment of Jane Campion’s award-winning series, starring Elisabeth Moss, Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie and Nicole Kidman.

Jul 30
Sold Out

ASB Waterfront Theatre

410 minutes DCP
R16
violence, offensive language, sex scenes & content that may disturb

Executive producers

Emile Sherman
,
Ian Canning
,
Jane Campion
,
Jamie Laurenson

Producers

Philippa Campbell
,
Libby Sharpe

Screenplay

Jane Campion
,
Gerard Lee

Photography

Germain McMicking

Editors

Alexandre De Franceschi
,
Scott Gray

Music

Mark Bradshaw

With

Elisabeth Moss (Robin Griffin)
,
Gwendoline Christie (Miranda Hilmarson)
,
David Dencik (Alexander, “Puss”)
,
Ewen Leslie (Pyke)
,
Alice Englert (Mary)
,
Nicole Kidman (Julia)

Festivals

Cannes (Special Screenings) 2017

Top of The Lake: China Girl is produced by See-Saw Films for UKTV and SKY in New Zealand

Presented by

BBC, SKY

Jane Campion and Gerard Lee will be in attendance to introduce the session.

Jane Campion made history at Cannes again this year with Top of the Lake: China Girl, one of the first two television shows ever to premiere on the official programme. We are delighted to provide NZIFF audiences the same rare opportunity to see one of the year’s most anticipated series before its television premiere on UKTV on SKY. Join us to experience Top of the Lake: China Girl in one glorious day of enthralling giant screen entertainment.

The new series, written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, and directed by Campion and Ariel Kleiman, is a crime mystery that finds Detective Robin Griffin recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of a young Asian woman washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realises ‘China Girl’ didn’t die alone. 

“Campion, along with director Ariel Kleiman and co-writer Gerard Lee, has crafted a monumental latticework of emotional threads, seamlessly weaving together dozens of different characters into an intimate epic that touches upon everything from sex work and surrogacy to patriarchy in the digital age and the instinctive push towards parenthood…

This is such an astonishing miniseries in large part because of how well it pays off its pathos; by the end, even the most outlandish of subplots are resolved with a profoundly moving emotional flourish… It’s an overwhelmingly ambitious and unforgettably thoughtful piece of fiction that’s told with the lightest of touches – you won’t believe how fast the whole thing zips by, or the dark laughs it inspires along the way – and brought to life by a cast that lacks a single weak link.” — David Ehrlich, Indiewire 


Top of the Lake: China Girl will have an intermission of 15 minutes and 45 minutes.