Director: Wim Wenders | Germany, France 2011 | 100 min
In 1985, the German director Wim Wenders for the first time watched a performance by his compatriot, the legendary choreographer and dancer Pina Bausch. The two quickly became friends, and the idea of a joint film project gradually took shape, but only when Wenders in 2007 became interested in 3D technology, he found the form he needed to communicate Pina's complexly choreographed dance performances to a modern cinema audience. This visually overwhelming film shows that Wenders has understood the 3D technology like few others. We are literally there on the stage - and backstage, as Pina's dancers empathetically talk about their collaboration with her. The protagonist herself never managed to see the finished product. She died in 2009 - and Wenders's film is therefore both a memory of, a documentation about and a tribute to one of the 20th century's absolute greatest choreographers. With "Pina", she has been given the most beautiful swan song that the dance film genre has ever seen.
Pina (Germany, France, 2011, 100 min.)
Director: Wim Wenders.