Monday 12th September 2011
From acclaimed director Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Buena Vista Social Club) comes the mesmerising Pina, released on DVD on 12th September 2011 from Artificial Eye.
This revolution in film-making and performance art pays tribute to the late German choreographer Pina Bausch and her greatest work. Brilliantly performed by her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble, Pina takes its audience on a sensual and visually-stunning journey of dance, movement and music. From the stage and out onto the streets where Pina had lived, this feature-length film draws you into a thrilling experience like no other, capturing the aesthetic of Bausch's energetic and multi-award winning work.
Wenders and Bausch had discussed the collaboration for decades but Bausch tragically and very suddenly died of cancer two days before shooting began in 2009. As a result, the film Pina became homage to Bausch and a dazzling celebration of her life's work. Using archive footage dating back to 1978 alongside subtitled explanations, this is truly a film 'for Pina' rather than about her.
The DVD also contains an interview with director Wim Wenders, as he describes how a time of great loss and reflection was transformed into living art, making Pina a feast for the senses and one of the film events of the year.
- Interview with Director Wim Wenders
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.