Known for her compelling depictions of female outsiders and her often poetic explorations of these women's lives, Campion went on to receive critical acclaim for 1990's An Angel at My Table. Her best-known film, The Piano (1993), captured many international awards, including the Palme d'Or, the French Cesar for Best Foreign Film and several Australian Film Institute Awards. The film also earned Campion a Best Directing Oscar nomination and a win for Best Original Screenplay, as well as Oscars for Holly Hunter's and Anna Paquin's performances.
Other notable films include Portrait of a Lady, Holy Smoke and In the Cut.
When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.