Wim Wenders Retrospective: Pina

BBFC RatingWim Wenders Retrospective: Pina

Showing: 23 July 2022

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Sat 23 Jul 2022

DirectorWim Wenders
WritersWim Wenders
LanguageGerman, French, English, Spanish, Croatian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Korean
CountryGermany, France, UK, USA
Running Time1HR 44MINS
SeasonKino Dreams - Wim Wenders Retrospective

The boundless imagination and physical marvels of the work of the German modern-dance pioneer Pina Bausch leap off the screen in this exuberant tribute by Wim Wenders.

A long-planned film collaboration between the director and the choreographer was in preproduction when Bausch died in 2009. Two years later, Wenders decided to go ahead with the project, reconceiving it as an homage to his late friend.

The result is a remarkable visual experience and a vivid representation of Bausch’s art, enacted by a group of staggeringly talented dancers from her company, the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Pina is an adventurous work of cinema that highlights the bold legacy of one of the world’s true creative visionaries.

Kino Dreams is the first UK retrospective of Wenders’ films in 15 years and the first chance for UK audiences to experience the 4K restorations of Wings of DesireThe American Friend and Kings of The Road in cinemas. The tour aims to introduce a new generation of film fans to the work of one of world cinema's most curious and creative filmmakers.