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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.
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.
3-D DCP. It's not often you get a second chance to see a film that can basically only be shown in one format designed for theaters. So I felt very lucky to finally get to see Pina for the first time on the big screen, especially with Wim Wenders in attendance. After seeing the excellent "One Day Pina Asked" by Chantal Akerman earlier last year, I was intrigued to see how Wenders could show us the world of dance and Pina in a new way. Welp, he cracked the code. With 4 perfectly shot pieces constructed by Pina, Wenders doesn't need to pull any stylistic punches with 3-D technology for us to see how wonderful these dancers and their performances…
For a novice to contemporary dance this was a complete revelation. I was stunned by its beauty and power, and overwhelmed by the feelings it inspired inside me.
I should start by admitting that I have almost no knowledge or experience with the art form of contemporary dance. Oh, I’ve been to a few performances, and I mostly enjoyed them, but I am the farthest thing from an educated observer. I’ll also admit that I’d never heard of Pina Bausch, nor the Tanztheater Wuppertal, prior to watching this film. Finally, I wasn’t able to watch this in the 3D that was the primary reason director Wim Wenders decided to make the film in the first place. Even with all those…
A passionate look at the passion and love that went into the choreography of Pina Bausch's work, that makes me feel passionate about filmmaking and art. Full circle.
The self-expression and desire that goes into this kind of work is to be admired. Truly beautiful cinematography and direction.
The 3D in Pina was great, highlighting the depth of deep focus compositions and the dancers’ spatial relationships to physical objects, and seeing it just days after Every Thing Will Be Fine in 3D, it really had me appreciating the immense improvement in 3D technology in the latter.
Wim Wenders' Pina is a perfect example of cinema's potential as a growing art form. This is one of the few pieces for which 3D makes perfect sense; it's one of only two I can think of for which its inclusion is thematic. It explores the possibility of motion pictures as a means of expression that few other pictures have ever explored.
Pina is a documentary only in description; the actual piece is somewhat beyond description. Rather than simply paint a portrait of the famous dance choreographer, Wenders uses the dances themselves as a means of explaining her and her art. Very little dialogue is featured in the film, instead allowing for the movement of the dancer's bodies to express…
Wim Wender's "Pina" introduces famed dance choreographer Pina Bausch to film buffs. The film is a joyous celebration of bodies in motion, a thing the cinema excels at. I can only imagine this would be even more of a stunner if I had seen it in 3D as it was intended.
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
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