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.
This movie has made me deeply interested in modern dance, which is about as big a compliment as I could give it. Captivating. Love the pureness of the expression, just movement. Most of all it’s a great tribute to Pina and a showcase of her and the performers’ talents, but Wenders manages to capture all that beauty whilst still retaining a distinctive cinematic touch. 4.5*, all it lacks is a personal resonance for me
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.