Film #63: PINA
2.75 out of 5 stars
The great Wim Welders directs this performance documentary which focuses on choreographer Pina Busch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal. Well - shot and beautifully executed, PINA is a challenging watch as there isn't really a discernable narrative to follow, merely dance pieces performed to an empty theater or performance space. I won't say that knowing something about 'modern dance' would improve the viewing experience, but... it couldn't hurt. Again, the film LOOKS beautiful... but, for the uninitiated, some if the dance pieces can be confusing and, well... unfocused. A must - see for fans of dance though!