No Man’s Land: The Piano (1993)

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The New Zealand born Jane Campion was the first woman to win the prestigious Palme d’Or with The Piano and the film also secured eight Oscar nominations, seven for female cast and crew (winning three). Campion also wrote the screenplay – and later a novelization – for this riveting account of a mute woman and her daughter building a new life on foreign shores while under siege by two suitors. The late, great Roger Ebert summed it up like only he could: “it is a story (…) of a woman who will not speak and a man who cannot listen.” Provocative, stunning and utterly mesmerizing.

Regie: Jane Campion

Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill


Drama, Muziek

Land: Nieuw-Zeeland

Speelduur: 121 minuten

Taal: Engels

Ondertiteling: Nederlands


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After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

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vr 04 sep 21:30 | No Man's Land: The Ascent (1977)
vr 11 sep 21:30 | No Man's Land: American Psycho (2000)
zo 13 sep 15:00 | No Man's Land: Brownian Movement (2010): a 35mm presentation
di 15 sep 19:30 | No Man's Land: Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
vr 18 sep 21:30 | No Man's Land: Daughters of the Dust (1991)
zo 20 sep 15:00 | No Man's Land: Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
ma 21 sep 19:00 | No Man's Land: Big (1988)
vr 25 sep 21:30 | No Man's Land: Big (1988)
di 29 sep 19:30 | No Man's Land: Wanda (1970)