GIVEAWAY: TOP OF THE LAKE SEASON 1 DVD’S

I was just sold on Jane Campion, then her working again with Holly Hunter after their Oscar slaughter on The Piano back in 1993, then set it in NZ again, then throw in David Wenham and all of a sudden there is a TV show that moves its way up the list of must watches. Sprinkle on the fact it has been nominated for eight Emmy’s in 2013 and this show becomes paramount must see viewing. Then the amazing people at TRANSMISSION FILMS offer us two copies of the first season to give away and Salty Popcorn is all over this amazement. 

 

New Zealand Television Series, Top of the Lake, Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M Wright, Robyn Nevin, Holly Hunter, Jane Campion, Garth Davis, Transmission Films, Giveaway
TOP OF THE LAKE SEASON ONE GIVEAWAY – SUPERB NEW ZEALAND MYSTERY

 

First broadcast on cable TV and only available to subscribers, now every Australian can see the series that has had the critics raving.

Twelve-year-old Tui Mitcham, daughter of the local drug lord, is pulled from the freezing waters of an alpine lake in New Zealand. She is discovered to be pregnant and won’t say who the father is. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin is the straight-talking detective experienced in child protection who is called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for Tui, she begins to realise that finding the girl is tantamount to finding herself – a self she has kept well-hidden. From Academy Award® winning writer/director Jane Campion and the Academy Award® winning producers of The King’s Speech, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting mystery starring Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M. Wright and Academy Award® winner Holly Hunter. Set against a vast, varied terrain – moody, pure and remote – Top of the Lake is a story about our search for happiness, where the dream of paradise attracts its dark twin, the fall.

I have watched the first episode so far and am eager to get into the second ep tonight – the film is a powerhouse of skill and intrigue – Campion is a master craftsmen and this show is heavily feminine and oozing the spirit and country of New Zealand, there is enough for any males to enjoy it but this is complex and extremely feminist with its strong female characters and criticism of the toxicity of patriarchy. The online reviews of this film do nothing but rave. It is a total must view. Skins and Breaking Bad it ain’t – you will need to think but you can do it appreciating a master work from all involved.

 

New Zealand Television Series, Top of the Lake, Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M Wright, Robyn Nevin, Holly Hunter, Jane Campion, Garth Davis, Transmission Films, Giveaway
TOP OF THE LAKE SEASON ONE GIVEAWAY – SUPERB NEW ZEALAND MYSTERY

 

To win one of the two copies of the first season of TOP OF THE LAKE available, again thanks to TRANSMISSION FILMS, you need to Tweet us @saltypopcornau with the hashtag #LAKEWIN the answer to the following question:

What is the best television show of all time and why? (remember 140 characters only :) ) 

If you do not have Twitter then you can put it on our Facebook wall – the links are on the Salty home page so you can get there  Or if you still have my email address then go for it.

The prizes will be sent out to the winners in the next week. Good luck!

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