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Pina

Wim Wenders

 
Pina (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

2 Discs

SRP: $49.95

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  • Germany
  • 2011
  • 103 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • German, English, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Slovene
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  • Spine #644

The boundless imagination and physical marvels of the work of the German modern-dance pioneer Pina Bausch leap off the screen in this exuberant tribute by Wim Wenders. A long-planned film collaboration between the director and the choreographer was in preproduction when Bausch died in 2009. Two years later, Wenders decided to go ahead with the project, reconceiving it as an homage to his late friend. The result, shot in stunning 3D, is a remarkable visual experience and a vivid representation of Bausch’s art, enacted by a group of staggeringly talented dancers from her company, the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Pina is an adventurous work of cinema that highlights the bold legacy of one of the world’s true creative visionaries.

Credits

ChoreographiesPina Bausch
DirectorWim Wenders
Written and produced byWim Wenders
ProducerGian-Piero Ringel
Executive producerJeremy Thomas
CoproducersClaudie Ossard and Chris Bolzli
Associate producersHeiner Bastian, Stefan Rüll, Stephan Mallmann and Dr. Mohammad Zahoor
Commissioning editorsWolfgang Bergmann, Gabriele Heuser and Dieter Schneider
3D producerErwin M. Schmidt
Line producersPeter Hermann and Helen Olive
Director of stereographyAlain Derobe
Directors of photographyHélène Louvart and Jörg Widmer
Artistic consultantsDominique Mercy and Robert Sturm
Art directorPeter Pabst
Set designPeter Pabst and Rolf Borzik
Costume designMarion Cito and Rolf Borzik
3D supervisorFrançois Garnier
EditorToni Froschhammer
Film scoreThom Hanreich
Musical directorsMatthias Burkert and Andreas Eisenschneider
Music supervisorsMilena Fessmann and Beckmann
Sound recordistAndré Rigaut
Rerecording mixerMatthias Lempert
Still photographerDonata Wenders

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • High-definition digital master, approved by director Wim Wenders, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack presented on the two-disc Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D special edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Wenders
  • The Making of “Pina”
  • Deleted scenes, with commentary by Wenders
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Interview with Wenders
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt; reprinted pieces by Wenders and Pina Bausch; a guide to the dances featured in the film; and portraits of the dancers

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

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Pina: Dancing for Dance

By Siri Hustvedt January 22, 2013

With his unique use of new 3D technology, Wim Wenders found an unprecedented way for the movie camera to capture bodies in space. Read more »

Clippings

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Fifty Essential Documentary Films

March 29, 2016

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Big Screen

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Dance on Camera at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

February 13, 2016

Last night marked the opening of the forty-fourth annual Dance on Camera festival, hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and copresented with the Dance Films Association. Read more »


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Film Essays

Pinaessay_current_thumbnail

Pina: Dancing for Dance

By Siri Hustvedt January 22, 2013

With his unique use of new 3D technology, Wim Wenders found an unprecedented way for the movie camera to capture bodies in space. Read more »

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