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2,879 Ratings

Pina

Directed by Wim Wenders
Germany, France, 2011
Documentary

Synopsis

A journey of discovery through dance, originally shot in 3D to capture and pay tribute to the inventive world of the 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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Pina Directed by Wim Wenders
Even without the added element of 3D, Wenders gives the dance depth by allowing us to see the entirety of the stage. It provides a completely different experience than seeing the dance performed live, and allows us to enjoy the theatricality of her work in way that does justice to the fine detail of her choreography.
May 16, 2015
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Pina (2011) is a labour of love, a celebration of Bausch’s work and a testament to her impact not only on the world of dance but on the lives of individuals.
October 06, 2014
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Pina is an aesthetic marvel. Wenders, like Martin Scorsese in The Last Waltzor Jonathan Demme in Stop Making Sense, exhibits an unshowy formal mastery; his camera is, simply, always in the right place. Wenders teases out the cinematic possibilities in dancing without diluting the art of either medium.
January 21, 2013
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