Pina (2011)

Pina is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. Pina is a film for Pina Bausch… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pina is an immersive, gorgeously shot tribute to the people who express life through movement.

Jordan Levin
Miami Herald

Watching Pina is like being inside one of Bausch's surreal pieces.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A unique and often sublime artistic experience, "Pina" is a 3-D dance film that immerses us in the movement, letting us feel that we could reach out and touch these dancers as they float past us.

Lynden Barber

Instead of being handed facts that could be more readily imparted by a literary biography, we are immersed in [subject Bausch's] startling dance work ... and invited to examine her philosophy and work methods.

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Caroline Palmer
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A remarkable -- and likely enduring -- tribute to an artist committed to creating dance theater drawn from humanity's deepest physical and emotional reserves.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

For anyone with an interest in dance, "Pina" is a must-see. For anyone not interested in contemporary dance, "Pina" is a should-see. It could change your mind.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Flawed as the film may be, it is still a celebration of the art of dance through the spiritual presence of Pina Bausch, one of the great choreographers of the twentieth century.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Pina" isn't just for dance fans or those curious about the latest in 3-D. It's a celebration of life.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Pina is a tribute of an artist by an artist, a friend to a friend. But its great genius comes from the mournful, as well as celebratory, reckoning of the performers Bausch pushed, collaborated with and inspired.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Dance truly is a kind of miracle, isn't it?

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Mark Hobin
Wim Wenders' has done a tremendous job in bringing Pina's artistry to the screen. The director has used cranes and steady cams to capture the dance as… More
Jennifer Xu
Pina is one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen in my life. Usually dance is so abstract but there's the hugest sense of storytelling here - about… More
Rubia Carolina
Freaks, Francesca Woodman + Roy Andersson. Pina gives me such a peace, but her choreographies disturb me in such a way that I wonder if it may be the fear of… More
Byron Brubaker
Fabulous in 3D. Wim Wender has mastered the new technology. Here in Cleveland our Capitol Theatre (part of the Cleveland Cinemas chain) offered a one time… More