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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.
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.
It's sort of like if David Lynch was a dance choreographer; it's all dream logic and unpredictable movements. Some fascinating and stimulating, others more dull. It's especially hard to connect without context, which this film fails to provide. It assumes you know who Pina is and her story, as well as her death. It's a tribute film by a fan, for fans, presumably. I saw this in old fashioned 2D, and found it inspiring and interesting, although the lack of a dimension might have held it back some.
Watch people exercise, IN STUNNING 3D!
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Still, on second viewing, held back by the things that are particularly weak about this, though many of those things seem somewhat endemic to the medium. On the other hand, a film that just presented these continuous pieces back to back (with perhaps these interstitial components that are, after all, important, tucked in between) would probably be more entrancing, informative, revelatory, and impossible to present to an audience at ~10 hours in length. As it is, though, the movement here is often so stunning that it doesn't really matter... and Cafe Müller actually benefits from Wenders' quite elegant elegiac intercutting of archival footage of Pina herself dancing with the contemporary performance for the camera. Looking forward to watching all the deleted scenes soon.
Esta película es un claro ejemplo de la toma de decisiones tanto en arte como fotografía y dirección.
Se expresa un mensaje claro y sencillo. Quien es Pina y su trayectoria en la danza. De una forma elegante, limpia y contemporánea el escenario genera un espacio de apoyo para el resto de las cuestiones visuales. La filosofía de Pina no solo se comparte en un formato semi documental con entrevistas, sino a través de lo que se ve en pantalla y con tecnología 3D. Colores, vestuario, perfil de los bailarines, interiores y exteriores; todo es parte de un concepto en función de la danza.
Un homenaje que motiva a no solo ser espectador sino a comprender una visión y cultura…
Tras una vida dedicada a la ciencia, Pina descubrió un isótopo del ser humano.
The only thing that does justice to Pina's work in the film, is, Pina's work itself.
Cinematic poetry at its finest.
no tengo mucho más que decir..
I hate 3D. I love this film (in its 3D). That is all.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
- Rear Window
- North by Northwest