From beginning to end, this film was absolutely stunning with its captivating cinematography, musical score, and haunting yet reassuring performances from the cast. The story explores the nature of human response and reasoning by giving incredibly thought provoking scenes through sensual and emotional intense imagery. A second view of the film should definitely be made in order to see a fuller extent of meaning.
This film succeeds largely as a directorial piece. The shots are extremely well composed and the overall production is phenomenal. Yet, I couldn't help but feel the script could have been a tad stronger. Still, a really well made film!
Maybe the most beautifully filmed picture ever made. Cinematography and all the directorial choices of Campion are perfect.
Holly Hunter gives a performance that is for the ages. The gestures in her face when she plays her piano on the beach are amazing.
Even though i am a male, there are very few films like The Piano that i have emotionally connected with.
A great and touching romance that is gorgeous to look at and features fine actors at the top of their game. It truly is a masterpiece of world cinema and Jane Campion clearly is an immensely gifted filmmaker.