The Piano15

Directed by Jane Campion | New Zealand | 1993 | 2h 1m | Starring Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill, Harvey Keitel

In the mid-19th century, Ada is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner. The early days of their marriage is filled with unease, but Ada soon finds herself drawn to a rugged frontiersman living nearby. Powered by Holly Hunter’s lead performance, this sublimely stirring tale of desire and creativity led to Jane Campion becoming the first woman to win a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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‘Some 25 years since its initial release, The Piano remains a remarkable and poignant meditation on female power disguised as a love story for the ages.’
Hannah Strong, Little White Lies

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