The piano

Jane Campion, 1954-, Jan Chapman, Holly Hunter, 1958-, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker, 1948-, Cliff Curtis, 1968-

Blu-ray - 2022

A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Just one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano.

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Blu-ray BLU-RAY/Piano Due Jun 4, 2022
Series
Criterion collection ; 1110.
Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2022]
Edition
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition
Language
English
Maori
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: new conversation between Campion and film critic Amy Taubin; new interviews with Dryburgh and production designer Andrew McAlpine; interview with actor Holly Hunter on working with Campion; The piano at 25, a program featuring a conversation between Campion and producer Jan Chapman; excerpts from an interview with costume designer Janet Patterson; Water diary, a 2006 short film by Campion; trailer.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player.
Audience
MPAA rating: R; for moments of extremely graphic sexuality.
Awards
Academy Awards Winner (1994): Best Actress in a Leading Role ; Best Actress in a Supporting Role ; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Stuart Dryburgh ; editor, Veronika Jenet ; music, Michael Nyman.
ISBN
9781681439082
1681439085
Other Authors
Jane Campion, 1954- (screenwriter), Jan Chapman (film producer), Holly Hunter, 1958- (actor), Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker, 1948-, Cliff Curtis, 1968-
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A mute mail-order bride in New Zealand finds herself attracted to her new husband's neighbor when he ends up with her beloved piano.