The Piano

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    121 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    New Zealand, Australia, France
  • Languages
    English, Maori

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Oscar winning filmmaker Jane Campion (BRIGHT STAR, SWEETIE) delivers an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winning film set in the mid-19th century, in which a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. Rated 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, THE PIANO features Oscar winning performances from Holly Hunter (THE BIG SICK, THIRTEEN) and Anna Paquin (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, THE IRISHMAN), and also stars Oscar winner Harvey Keitel (PULP FICTION, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL) and Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, JURASSIC PARK). "THE PIANO plays itself with such contrapuntal richness, it resonates in you forever" (Washington Post).
DIRECTED BY:
Jane Campion
WRITTEN BY:
Jane Campion
CAST INCLUDES:
Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Cliff Curtis, Ian Mune

SYNOPSIS

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

The Piano

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    121 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    New Zealand, Australia, France
  • Languages
    English, Maori
DIRECTED BY
Jane Campion
WRITTEN BY
Jane Campion
CAST INCLUDES
Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Cliff Curtis, Ian Mune
Oscar winning filmmaker Jane Campion (BRIGHT STAR, SWEETIE) delivers an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winning film set in the mid-19th century, in which a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. Rated 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, THE PIANO features Oscar winning performances from Holly Hunter (THE BIG SICK, THIRTEEN) and Anna Paquin (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, THE IRISHMAN), and also stars Oscar winner Harvey Keitel (PULP FICTION, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL) and Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, JURASSIC PARK). "THE PIANO plays itself with such contrapuntal richness, it resonates in you forever" (Washington Post).

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.