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Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.
PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009.
I have mixed feelings about this film. There's some powerful cinematography in the film that complements the intriguing and some times wildly experimental choreography by the legendary Pina Bausch.
But I feel that Wim Wenders' indecisiveness on whether to make this a pure documentation of Bausch's dances, or to makes it a retrospective of her work, ultimately failed the picture. The lack of information given by both the style of dance and Pina herself did the film a huge disservice, as its seemed aimless as a whole.
Although there is plenty of amazing choreography it felt fairly disconnected to the film, as Wenders cut right in the middle of a scene, and cuts back to it a little later. To…
Una película que constantemente está decidiendo qué película quiere ser: un documento de la obra de Bausch? una remembranza por parte de sus alumnos? enteramente performance? Esa indecisión nos mantiene siempre entretenidos, nunca sabiendo qué sigue.
Solo al final se revela como lo que es, un jovial requiem. Y pues bueno, nos conmovemos todos.
Watching this for the first time was easily one of the most extraordinary experiences I've had with a movie in a long, long time. As far as those go, it's (just about) on par with films like Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Brazil, and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari for me - and they all share a common trait, that being that they're all visually spectacular. Anyways, Pina. The project began as a documentary and upon the death of its subject, the exquisite dance choreographer Pina Bausch, and the encouragement of her students for the its director (Wim Wenders) to move forward, ends up as something far more special. If it can be called a documentary, it's one of…
Viewed on DVD
I love art in all its forms.
A person's artistic expression is an essential part of a human being.
That's why I love film. It incorporates many aspects and forms of art.
Pina is a documentary about the appreciation of Pina Bausch as a choreographer and dancer.
It's a visually stunning film than works best when the art form is removed from the stage and placed in an non-conventional setting.
An elegy for a woman whose work I have had no prior exposure to. Though this documentary via staged performances is at times interestingly composed, it's structure makes it difficult for a neophyte coming to witness Pina's accomplishments as a choreographer to gain a foothold of appreciation within her art form with zero background or context given to the images presented. As the film progressed I found the routines and set pieces to grow in dynamism and thus aesthetic interest but the early going is rough, unwelcoming and does little to bridge any gap viewers with any preconceived bias against modern or interpretative dance might carry with them. I suppose it should not feel the need to defend itself but if you don't think this subject matter appeals to you, this is not the film to win you over.
Exceptionally beautiful photography and dance sequences rule the montage here in salute to the artist Pina Bausch and her immense contributions to the world of dance.
Wim Wenders directs this intriguing film that doesn't go into any in depth interviews or show very much footage of its much discussed subject-rather, it shows what the artist preached-dance.
Exquisite, well designed, and subverted with meaning dances.
Definitely short on story and we still feel as though we know very little about Pina herself, but her craft and artistic potential were undeniable and Wenders films the examples in a simple but elegant manner.
Absolutely spellbinding. A sensuous delight that evokes every emotion merely through the merger of sound and vision. This film is an experience.
Beautiful dancing and stunning music. This documentary is really a feast for the senses.
I really need to stop adding random shit to my watchlist just because it was nominated for an Oscar.
It's a beautiful experience, it really is.
Pina is a documentary on the choreography of Pina and by god has she created some of the most visceral pieces I've ever witnessed. As the dancers say their words about her and how she has affected them over the years, we see the passion and commitment they hold in their movement.
There's not much to say on this, other than its truly beautiful. Some pieces are more engaging than other, of course, as it depends on the taste of the viewer. If I get the chance to see it in 3D i'll jump at it, but otherwise it's something I'd recommend everyone sees.
This was an excellent homage and a wonderful trip through the choreography of a an influential figure. The combination of camera movement set amongst the dancers both on stage and in the elements showcased the variety of Pina Bausch's work. The playfulness and pain associated with the human body thrown amongst the elements was very moving.
Unfortunately not being from the world of dance this piece only let me superficially connect. It was more that I could appreciate it from afar rather than be swept up into it. Wenders was smart to edit between a number of sequences keeping the pace up throughout the film, but for true dance fans it may feel chaotic or lacking in appreciation of individual pieces.
In the end this is a film to watch and for those curious it may open a window into a world of intense practice, passion, and love for the performers and composers of this art.
With gorgeous choreography, splendid camera work, doesn't play out not your typical doc in the most special way, tells the life of the famous German dancer so beautifuly through body movement, Pina is a magnum opus masterpiece that had me floored since the first frame.
I didn't know much about Pina going into this film and I didn't know much coming out. The problem I had with this film is that it didn't have the commitment to be one thing and tried to be two things in a kind of weird, watered down way.
It started out good, with a very interesting piece of dance originally choreographed by Pina, here directed by Wim Wenders on a stage. After we see this, we see a close up of a dancer looking at the camera and hear their voice over talking about how much Pina meant to them. Then, we see another piece of Pina's recreated (again with dancers she personally taught and worked with). Then another…
Ideal para combatir el insomnio de manera natural. Tiene alguna escena curiosa.
A holy experience through the medium of dance (and film). I was not aware of Pina Bausch before seeing this. I was imagining a show of hers from the audience and how amazing it would be. I had only seen Wings of Desire from Wenders. He finds immaculate locations to backdrop his dancers, and holds a forever moving camera. But this film split me open - the esoteric dances. The amazing sets. Pina reminded me that art is important among the absurdity. My only complaint pertains to the form. I almost wanted to just see the dances in their entirity, but often times they were cut short to show interviews or clips of Pina working. I think a better flow could of been created to allow both, but there was enough of the dancing to truly transcend and show Pina's creative vision.
Amazing imagery, very powerful.
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
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