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Pina (U)


The critical consensus

Unsentimental, insightful and ravishing to look at.

****(*)Donald Hutera, The List, 24/03/2011

It's a surprise to see Wim Wenders embracing 3D in its full, feature-length glory but the medium works well to capture the graceful swirl of the German choreographer's work.

***(*)(*)David Hughes, Empire Online, 18/04/2011

Nearly every scene has something wondrous to behold.

*****Philip Concannon, The Skinny, 18/04/2011

It's an austere testament, though plainly heartfelt, and perhaps just what the lady herself would have appreciated.

***(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 22/04/2011

With Pina, Wenders invites you to take a closer look at the beauty of the flower, without squirting water in your face.

Zara Miller, Little White Lies, 21/04/2011

Pina, Wenders’s mesmerising dance-documentary fusion, proves that a third dimension can be more much more than icing on the cake.

****(*)Tim Robey, The Telegraph, 21/04/2011

A tremendous film that sets out to make the new 3D technology an integral part of what is being created – a film with clarity and passion.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 21/04/2011

Any potential interest in the subject matter for non-aficionados will likely be killed off by experiencing it in dark, blurry, eye-ache inducing 3D.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 23/04/2011

I know even less about dance than I do about road racing, but Bausch's wit and storytelling come across beautifully, largely due to the superb digital 3D.

Nicholas Barber, The Independent on Sunday, 24/04/2011

It's an immensely attractive film that uses 3D interestingly to create theatrical space and it makes one want to learn more about Bausch and the development of her art.

Philip French, The Observer, 24/04/2011

With so much performance and no context or narration, it’s hard to find a way in, and you’re in the wrong place if you want to know much more about Bausch coming out that you did going in.

Paul Greenwood, Evening Times, 21/04/2011

Talking-heads interludes weigh heavily on Bausch’s “legacy”, but when the extra-dimensional dancing is afoot, Pina all but spills out of the frame with vim and vigour.

****(*)Kevin Harley, Total Film, 27/04/2011

Features about Pina (U)

Wim Wenders' Pina: The film that's added a enw dimension to dance

Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph, 28/03/2011

When the great Pina reigned supreme

Demetrious Matheou, The Herald, 21/04/2011

Wim Wender's 3D tribute to dance maestro Pina Bausch

BBC, 22/04/2011

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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