The Power Of The Dog On Netflix: The Western Lesson From Jane Campion


CRITICAL – The filmmaker signs a brilliant psychological drama with Benedict Cumberbatch as a cowboy eaten away by a heavy secret.

After having probed the feminine soul in all her work (from Sweetie To An angel at my table), Jane Campion sets her sights on the male psyche. Twelve years later Bright Star (2009), without forgetting a detour by television with the series Top of The Lake, the New Zealand director tackles the western. The Venice Film Festival will have served as a launching pad for this bewitching psychological drama, winning hands down the price of the staging. However, it is not on the big screen that spectators will be able to discover this work in CinémaScope, but of course Netflix where Campion thus joins Scorsese, Bong Joon-ho, Soderbergh or even Alfonso Cuaron.

With The Power of the Dog, (adapted from the eponymous novel by Thomas Savage released in 1967), here we are immersed in the vast plains of Montana, in the mid-1920s. On these lands majestically filmed by the camera of Jane Campion, reigns the powerful and formidable Phil Burbank ( Benedict Cumberbatch, charismatic, sharp, at his best

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