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The Piano 15

BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Sunday 2 September
With an introduction by Ellen Cheshire, film writer and lecturer and author of In the Scene: Jane Campion.

DIRECTOR Jane Campion
CAST Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

A rare chance to see Jane Campion’s extraordinary multi-award-winning masterpiece on the big screen to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Jane Campion’s extraordinary multi-award-winning masterpiece returns to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Holly Hunter gives a majestic performance as a mute Scotswoman who arrives with her young daughter in the New Zealand wilderness, having been sold into marriage to a local man (Sam Neill). Tensions arise between herself, her new husband and his overseer (Harvey Keitel) who buys her beloved piano. A rare chance to see this ravishing film, with its beautiful Michael Nyman soundtrack, on the big screen where it belongs.
(1993 NZ / Australia / France 116 mins)

The whole film … is the kind of audacious fiction that draws you into its world with formidable intensity. The Piano is certainly one of the best films of the year and proves without doubt, if we didn’t know it already, after Sweetie and An Angel At My Table, that Campion is now a major talent. Her prime virtue is that she is able to take a story and to fashion it, not in a recognisably Campion style, but in a way that is totally fresh and unencumbered by self-conscious virtuosity.  Derek Malcolm, The Guardian

BBFC advice: Contains strong sex, nudity and sexual assault
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