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

  • SKU: 20775274
  • Release Date: 01/22/2013
  • Rating: PG

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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


    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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      An outstanding documentary

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      Pina is absolutely required viewing for anybody who is at least interested in modern dace. The HD transfer supplied by Criterion is excellent and the 3D is some of the best use in recent memory.

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