PINA 3-D directed by Wim Wenders Opening January 20th

Directed by Wim Wenders
Sundance Kabuki
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

In what is perhaps his most exhilarating film since Buena Vista Social Club, German master Wim Wenders shoots in 3D to capture the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders had conceived with Bausch a dance film like none seen before, using 3D technology to put the viewer deep inside Bausch’s playful, thrillingly unpredictable choreography. After her untimely death in 2009, Wenders turned the project into the most exciting tribute he could imagine, giving the film the subheading “Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” Sensual and visually stunning, Pina uses 3D to remarkable effect, taking the audience into her imaginative sets and staging dances in public spaces, including a monorail. The result is a powerful rendering of the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble. Anthony Lane in The New Yorker raved that Pina pushes stereoscopic technology “into its first leap since Avatar.”

New York Times Review
San Francisco Chronical Review

 

 

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