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Pina Details

  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2012
  • Rated: Some sensuality/partial nudity and smoking
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Music/Performing Arts
  • Director:Wim Wenders

FULL SYNOPSIS

[[Performer~P4645~Pina Bausch~pinabausch]] was one of Europe's most celebrated choreographers, fusing the discipline of ballet with the freedom of modern dance and approaching her material in a bold, innovative and emotionally compelling manner. [[Performer~P4645~Bausch~pinabausch]] made the acquaintance of German filmmaker [[Performer~P116407~Wim Wenders~wimwenders]], and he began making a documentary about her life and work. The focus of [[Performer~P116407~Wenders~wimwenders]]' film shifted dramatically in 2009, when [[Performer~P4645~Bausch~pinabausch]] was diagnosed with cancer and died only a few days later. [[Performer~P116407~Wenders~wimwenders]] considered abandoning the project, but after meeting with the members of her dance company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, [[Performer~P116407~Wenders~wimwenders]] chose instead to create a cinematic interpretation of [[Performer~P4645~Bausch~pinabausch]]'s art, preserving several of her pieces and the work of her dancers for the ages. Pina is the result, a performance film that takes several of [[Performer~P4645~Bausch~pinabausch]]'s dance pieces into the open and celebrates the beauty and physicality of dance; the film was shot in 3D to give a greater sense of the power and interplay of bodies in motion. Pina received its North American premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 13, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Writers Guild of America Wim Wenders Best Documentary Screenplay 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wim Wenders Best Documentary Feature 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gian-Piero Ringel Best Documentary Feature 2011 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Wim Wenders
Director
Wim Wenders
Producer
Wolfgang Bergmann
Producer
Gian-Piero Ringel
Producer
Wim Wenders
Screenwriter
Joerg Widmer
Cinematographer
Alain Derobe
Cinematographer
Helene Louvart
Cinematographer
Toni Froschhammer
Editor
Peter Pabst
Art Director
Chris Bolzli
Co-producer
Claudie Ossard
Co-producer
Stephan Mallmann
Associate Producer
Beckmann
Consultant/advisor
Robert Sturm
Consultant/advisor
Milena Fessmann
Consultant/advisor
Matthias Lempert
Sound Mixer
Helen Olive
Production Manager
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