THE POWER OF THE DOG Red Carpet Premieres 2021


There will be a post-screening conversation with: Jane Campion (Director), Benedict Cumberbatch (Actor), Kirsten Dunst (Actor), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Actor), Ari Wegner (Cinematographer), Peter Sciberras (Editor), moderated by actress and comedian Kathryn Hahn.

The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, Phil behaves so cruelly to Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son, Peter, that he drives them both to tears, reveling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form, while his mockery of her son is more overt – but then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace? Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion, THE POWER OF THE DOG premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and Campion won the Silver Lion for Best Direction.

THE POWER OF THE DOG, Director: Jane Campion
Academy Award® winner Jane Campion has established herself as one of the world’s most powerful storytellers. Best known for THE PIANO, Campion was the first female director to win the Palme D’Or and one of only seven women to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar®. Most recently, Campion was awarded the Silver Lion for directing at the Venice Film Festival for her upcoming film THE POWER OF THE DOG.


Country: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand

Year: 2021

Director: Jane Campion

Screenwriter: Jane Campion

Producers: Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier

Executive Producers: Simon Gillis, Rose Garnett, John Woodward

Director of Photography: Ari Wegner

Editor: Peter Sciberras

Production Designer: Grant Major

Music: Jonny Greenwood

Cast/Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy

Running Time (minutes): 126

Language: English