2,267 Ratings


Directed by Wim Wenders
Germany, 2011


A journey of discovery through dance, shot in 3D to capture the inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. We follow the dancers of Pina’s Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble, out of the theatre and into the city of Wuppertal that she called home.

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Directed by Wim Wenders

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2011 | Out of Competition

Toronto International Film Festival

2011 | Masters

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2011 | Zabaltegi-Pearls

Telluride Film Festival


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What are people saying?

  • SammyTodd's rating of the film Pina

    Such a beautiful film. As a dancer, I appreciate the mix of experimental and technical movement. As a creative dancer, I also adore the variety of locations-- on a traffic circle, monorail, tennis court-- +10 points for creativity. The 3D was just an added bonus-- not necessary, but made certain sequences (like the monorail) really pop. Recommend to anyone, even non-dancers.

  • Mikel Guillen's rating of the film Pina

    Every scene is carefully planned and choreographed in an unique way, a non conformist documentary that blows your mind with awe,imagination and joy.

  • Melanie's rating of the film Pina

    A synesthesia of sorts, where you hear dance, see music and taste the emotion. The 3D theatrical stage takes you to the audience of Pina's great choreographies, yet transcribes them to the regular world we move in. A metro. A park. The film captured Pina's unique adaptation of body movement. A visual and auditory beauty, this film stands as a moving sculpture, a cinetic painting, and proof for me that 3D has merit.

  • Cameron Buckley's rating of the film Pina

    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!

  • Addy K.'s rating of the film Pina

    PINA unites dance, theatre and cinema with Bausch's sensual artistry, Wenders' calculating eye and the most relevant use of 3D yet. Artful but also hip.

  • Salma Dahab's rating of the film Pina

    I lost a chance of watchin' this in 3D form and I am regret it now , That because I thought that I may like Modern dance but i never would understand it, so, it was weird when I watched this movie and realize how it's easy and smooth to get through art and make it get through you .. It need nothing except a little courage to do it. My Favourite dances were: Joy and Lillies of the Valley

  • Endless Eye's rating of the film Pina

    Locations! Holy! Yes! There are some real moments of freedom here that kept me with the piece throughout. The ending felt like it marched right out of a Fellini movie. The choreography of Pina Bausch really shines through here: bodies guiding themselves, driven by a yearning words can't touch. The experience was accentuated by the groovy old man who free-form danced his way out of the theatre. Dance on old dude!

  • Scotch's rating of the film Pina

    Gorgeous, but I felt a little unfulfilled by the end – perhaps, desiring straight-forward documentation of the dances or a more fluid concept. The film portrays Pina Bausch as a great teacher and mentor, motivated and talented. Unfortunately, I don't feel like I'm any closer to her or her work (even in 3D, guffaw). Still, undoubtedly worth the experience.