Pina

Pina

Pina Bausch is a legendary dancer and choreographer. Her unique creations transformed the language of dance, offering a visual experience like no other. Acclaimed German auteur Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, The Buena Vista Social Club) presents a revolutionary new 3D film that captures the aesthetic of Bausch’s greatest works in an utterly thrilling way. 4.1 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
Pina

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Certificate U
Genre Documentary
Director Wim Wenders
Cast Pina Bausch, Ruth Amarante, Malou Airaudo Regina Advento
Studio Artificial Eye
Release Date April 2011
Running Time 103 mins
 

Pina Bausch is a legendary dancer and choreographer. Her unique creations transformed the language of dance, offering a visual experience like no other. Acclaimed German auteur Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, The Buena Vista Social Club) presents a revolutionary new 3D film that captures the aesthetic of Bausch’s greatest works in an utterly thrilling way.

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Reviews

Time Out

Dave Calhoun

The beauty of Wenders’s film is that his imagery and gaze on Bausch’s work has the same essential, uncluttered and wryly funny quality as the work itself.

23/04/2011

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The Times

Kate Muir

The film is incredibly moving, and you are barely aware of Wenders’s clever cuts that allow the performers to age, change and disappear like magic in Kontakthof.

22/04/2011

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The Sunday Times

Helen Hawkins

Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring is a fevered, earth-smeared face-off between the sexes that’s thrilling to watch live. It’s just as stunning here on the big screen, usually a flattener of dance’s power and beauty.

24/04/2011

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The Financial Times

Antonia Quirke

Pina is an important film. It’s not quite the coming of sound – but it reveals 3D as a genuine tool that can be used to generate things beyond thrills, removing the stigma of cheapness and sensationalism from the form and proving without doubt that it can be beautiful.

20/04/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

...deeply intelligent...a tremendous film that sets out to make the new 3D technology an integral part of what is being created – a film with clarity and passion.

21/04/2011

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

I know even less about dance than I do about road racing, but Bausch's wit and storytelling come across beautifully, largely due to the superb digital 3D. Wenders keeps everything in crisp focus, from the foreground to the distance, so you can watch numerous dancers ranged all around a wide open space, and choose where you want to look, almost as you would at a live performance.

24/04/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

It's an immensely attractive film that uses 3D interestingly to create theatrical space and it makes one want to learn more about Bausch and the development of her art.

24/04/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

Pina, Wenders’s mesmerising dance-documentary fusion, proves that a third dimension can be more much more than icing on the cake. It reaches inside the late Bausch’s work and explores spatial relationships on the stage, using 3D to unlock her choreography for us... There’s one snag: the performers offer short anecdotes and personal recollections of Pina, but these, often awkwardly interrupting the set pieces, are easily the least successful element of the film...

21/04/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

The uninitiated might have been helped with a little biography, such as where she was born, or how old she was when she died (Solingen, near Düsseldorf, and 68 – thank you, Google) but Wenders won't go that route. It's an austere testament, though plainly heartfelt, and perhaps just what the lady herself would have appreciated.

22/04/2011

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Empire Magazine

David Hughes

Wenders has made a worthy tribute to her, inviting members of her ensemble to express their feelings about their mentor, partly through words, but mostly through achingly heartfelt performances, using 3D technology’s enhanced depth of field to capture the depth of feeling ever-present in Bausch’s work.

24/04/2011

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