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The Piano

The Piano

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Jane Campion / AU, NZ, FR, 1992 / 121 min.

Bold power play and sexual awakening in 19th-century New Zealand. A woman takes control of her own life in this magnificent tale of love. Jane Campion is the only female filmmaker so far to have won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, with this her third feature film. Newly restored. 

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In the 19th century, Scottish Ada (Holly Hunter) is sent to the remote West Coast of New Zealand to marry an insensitive coloniser (Sam Neill). Ada, who is mute, arrives with her young daughter (Anna Paquin) and a piano – her surrogate voice.

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Director

Jane Campion

Production year

1992

Country

AU, NZ, FR

Original title

The Piano

Length

121 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

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Fancy relaxing with a cool drink while enjoying a sultry summer evening and an exceptional film? Well you can, as this year Eye celebrates its 75th anniversary with open-air screenings in the park behind the museum building. This summer at sundown you can see a preview of upcoming Eye programmes such as Cinema Ecologica, Women Make Film and Badlands, as well as the conclusion of Film Noir, during our Sunsets programme.

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still from The Piano (Jane Campion, AU/NZ/FR, 1992)
still from The Piano (Jane Campion, AU/NZ/FR, 1992)

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