After Hours (1984)

Commissioned by Film Australia, this brave piece is made even braver in light of the #MeToo movement. Examining a situation around the sacking of a young female clerk after making a sexual harassment case, the film reflects Campion's special talent of amplifying the impact of the ordinary. In that, there's lots of similarities between this and her earlier work, Peel and A Girl's Own Story from 1984. It's the small and unseen things that buld in excruciating intensity. Alongside Campion's ability to infuse characters with dark and uncomfortable undercurrents, things always seem just that little bit off kilter.
Director
Jane Campion
Runtime
25 mins