Pina is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer o... read more
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2013
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May 9, 2012
Wim Wenders' has done a tremendous job in bringing Pina's artistry to the screen. The director has used cranes and steady cams to capture the dance as if we were in the middle of the production. He's also chosen to shoot the film in 3D. It's not required to enjoy the spectacle, b...
March 25, 2012
Freaks, Francesca Woodman + Roy Andersson.
Pina gives me such a peace, but her choreographies disturb me in such a way that I wonder if it may be the fear of the mirror (identification) or fear of primitivism (has freedom necessarily to be the "loss of self-control"? - only by ...
February 22, 2012
Wim Wenders tribute to avant-garde choreographer Pina Baush (who unexpectedly died during filming); it features elaborate 3-D stagings of her abstract dances interspersed with tributes from members of her company. I'm not sure this labor of love will do for the esoteric field of ...
December 23, 2011
I knew nothing about Pina Bausch before this film and had pretty much no interest in Dance. That has now changed thanks to a) Wim Wender's fantastic approach to documentaries - particularly his tributes and b) Pina Bausch's dances are a little bit more interesting than a bunch of...
November 15, 2011
Pina is one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen in my life. Usually dance is so abstract but there's the hugest sense of storytelling here - about mechanization and attempts at mechanization only to fall to the ground limp.
April 28, 2011
Rarely I have seen a 3D so well made, putting us almost onstage among the dancers. From the spectacular choreography of Rite of Spring to the melancholy of Café Müller, this documentary made by Wim Wenders takes us on a fascinating journey into the work of an artist and her legac...
February 23, 2012
Fabulous in 3D. Wim Wender has mastered the new technology. Here in Cleveland our Capitol Theatre (part of the Cleveland Cinemas chain) offered a one time opportunity to ask questions to and receive answers from Wenders over Skype following the movie on the big screen. He spoke a...
February 15, 2012
Incredible stuff. Scarcely have I witnessed a more fluid, synchronous marriage of film and theater. For though this was a film chronicling the ever-inventive and inspiring Pina Bausch, a legendary German modern dance choreographer, it really was theatrical in many dramatic, stunn...
January 18, 2012
Rewind about ten years to an early scene in "Talk to Her" where a couple of characters are watching a dance piece where dancers pretending to be blind navigate an obstacle course of chairs. At the time, I did not know what to make of this, as there was no context.(On a totally u...
January 17, 2012fb721890245
If Werner Herzog introduced us to the topics that 3D films were designed for, Win Wenders takes us to the next level by showing us the true extent to which 3D can be used. This film is gorgeously laid out and is a truly memorable hommage to the work of Pina Bausch and the influen...
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