Absolutely stunning, the dancing was as to be expected top notch, but take a good look at the shots and the locations too. You'll see that a lot of craftsmanship has gone into this movie. The amount of love that these dancers have for the late Pina is amazing and it shows, very emotionally powerful.
Bin weder Fan von Tanz noch von Wenders, aber das ist ein handwerklich ausgezeichnet (in 3D!) gemachter Film in dem der Regisseur viel Empathie für seine Darsteller zeigt, die natürlich alle großartig sind. Zudem ist die Sache auch noch wirklich unterhaltend.
Absolutely captivating and immersive. The best artistic creation I have seen for 3D cinema - it really explores the depth 3D allows, in a way I have not witnessed again. (Have yet to see Cave of Forgotten Dreams). In no way filmed dancing can be the as emotionally and physically intense and interesting as live dance. But this is a work that will be a lasting tribute to that other irreplaceble art form. And to Pina!
A film filled with performances that are strange yet rhythmic. An overwhelming sense of nonsense made logical by glimpses into Pina's artistic development through her dancing friends. I love the production design and the use of elementals like dirt and water on the stage. I see metaphors for loneliness and longing as each dancer gets a moment in the spotlight, while those who shined before step back into the mass.
People worry so much about understanding dance that they commonly interpret anything not entirely traditional to be completely idiotic or far too esoteric to enjoy. Dance isn't meant to be analyzed in the same way a narrative film is. Allow yourself to be lost in the marvel, and stop worrying so much!