The Piano
First screened in December 1993 / Screened more than 30 times since
Director: Jane Campion. Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill, Kerry Walker, Geneviève Lemon, Tungia Baker, Te Whatanui Skipwith, Peter Dennett, Bruce Allpress. Screenplay: Jane Campion.

Twitter Capsule: Solicits voluptuous emotional investment in images strange, severe, and uncannily familiar, braiding ardor and empathy.

VOR:   Within the parameters of modern narrative cinema, as bold a re-envisioning of gaze, sound, and on-screend desire as I can remember.



Photo © 1993 Miramx Films/CiBY 2000

Not yet reviewed in full. A+


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Jane Campion
Best Actress: Holly Hunter
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Paquin
Best Original Screenplay: Jane Campion
Best Cinematography: Stuart Dryburgh
Best Costume Design: Janet Patterson
Best Film Editing: Veronika Jenet

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Jane Campion
Best Actress (Drama): Holly Hunter
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Paquin
Best Screenplay: Jane Campion
Best Original Score: Michael Nyman

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or (Best Picture); Best Actress (Hunter)
Producers Guild of America: Most Promising Producer (Chapman)
Writers Guild of America: Best Original Screenplay
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director; Best Actress (Hunter); Best Screenplay
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director; Best Actress (Hunter); Best Supporting Actress (Paquin; tie); Best Screenplay; Best Cinematography (tie)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Actress (Hunter); Best Screenplay
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actress (Hunter)
National Board of Review: Best Actress (Hunter)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actress (Hunter); Best Production Design; Best Costume Design
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Foreign-Language Film

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