Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wim Wenders: Pina

Pina, Sundance Selects, 2012.

In the key of Renoir, Saura, Altman and Wiseman, German New Wave master Wim Wenders realizes the splendid Pina, a cinematic tour de force which pays tribute to legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.

Wenders investigation into movement, form and color through Bausch's dance(r)s liberates the constraints of the documentary genre in a fascinating way. The viewer becomes hypnotized by the heavenly movement of the camera's eye, becomes hypnotized by the dizzying heights of the music. Wenders opens our eyes to the true glorious possibilities of 3-D. No director this side of Herzog has reached that tier.

Immersing us in the energy and passion of Bausch's spirit, we feel we are apart of the entire cinematic process as it reaches out to us and takes us away only to wipe us out with its mysterious beauty.

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