The Piano 1993 M

6.00PM Fri 1 Jul 2022 (1hr 57mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

The Piano will screen from an archival 35mm print.

Recently voted the greatest film directed by a woman in a BBC poll of critics, The Piano is the powerful story of Scottish woman Ada (Holly Hunter) who is sold to a man living in the isolation of mid-19th Century New Zealand. Ada – who communicates primarily through her piano, having not spoken a word since her childhood – arrives with her young daughter (Anna Paquin) and finds herself caught between her domineering new husband (Sam Neill) and her passionate feelings for a rugged forester who lives amongst the local Māori population.

A critical and commercial phenomenon upon its release, Jane Campion became the first female filmmaker to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for The Piano while both Hunter and Paquin would win Academy Awards for their potent performances. It remains the most iconic entry in Campion’s oeuvre and one of the most acclaimed films of the 1990s.

M | Moderate sex scene, Moderate violence, Infrequent coarse language

CREDITS

35MM, STEREO, COLOUR, 121 MINUTES, NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA/FRANCE, ENGLISH/MĀORI/BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: JANE CAMPION / CINEMATOGRAPHER: STUART DRYBURGH / EDITOR: VERONIKA JENET / PROD CO: JAN CHAPMAN PRODUCTIONS, CIBY 2000, AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: ICON FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM