Pina [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2011]

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Special Features

  • Disc One: High-Definition Digital Master, Approved By Director Wim Wenders
  • Audio Commentary Featuring Wenders
  • Disc Two: The Making Of "Pina"
  • Deleted Scenes, With Commentary By Wenders
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Inteview With Wenders
  • Trailer

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Pina
Pina Bausch 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. Bausch made the acquaintance of German filmmaker Wim Wenders, and he began making a documentary about her life and work. The focus of Wenders' film shifted dramatically in 2009, when Bausch was diagnosed with cancer and died only a few days later. Wenders considered abandoning the project, but after meeting with the members of her dance company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, Wenders chose instead to create a cinematic interpretation of Bausch'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 Bausch'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

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