Originally conceived as a sort of partnership with German choreographer Pina Bausch, Pina transformed into a love letter to the dancer after her unexpected passing. While visually stunning, with exquisitely composed sets and perhaps the most unexpectedly effective use of 3D technology in recent years, the film offers little in terms of concrete narrative. Director Wim Wenders glazes over Pina’s background in favor of an endless series of modern dance pieces and brief interviews with her company. As a tribute and visual spectacle, Pina is spot–on, but don’t expect a documentary in the traditional sense.
Directed by: Wim Wenders