"Dance, dance, or we are lost." Pina Bausch's final words summarize her life and provide the inspiration for acclaimed director Wim Wenders' (WINGS OF DESIRE, BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB) breathtaking tribute to the legendary choreographer. Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal elevated dance into brilliantly subversive new expressive realms, and in this exhilarating film Wenders captures the raw, heart-stopping intensity of the movement and in stunning 3D transforms it into a transcendent cinematic experience. An official selection of the Berlinale, Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals, and now Germany's official entry for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, PINA features interviews with and performances by Bausch's beloved original company members, and offers an indelible image of an artist who went the full distance in her uncommonly rich creative life.
- Wim Wenders
- Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Wuppertal
The power and intelligence of Bausch's approach, which at times seems more cerebral than sensual, is communicated.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 12.22.2011
So this is what 3-D is capable of when used for art rather than the commerce of hiking ticket prices and repurposing cartoons!Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 01.04.2012
Pina is, in every way, a moving experience.Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, 12.28.2011
A tribute to Pina Bausch, one of modern dance's most groundbreaking choreographers, pic lets the artist's work speak for itself via big, juicy slabs of performance.Leslie Felperin, Variety, 12.20.2011