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Film 12A, from 20 Jul 2018

The Piano

The Piano

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Jane Campion became the first female director to win the Palme d’Or for The Piano, her extraordinary, triumphant masterpiece about a mute woman’s rebellion in a newly colonised, Victorian-era New Zealand. Soundtracked by Michael Nyman’s evocative score, it won Oscars for Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in career-defining roles and Best Screenplay for Campion’s typically individualistic, female-centric script. The feature is re-released following a digital restoration, in the film’s 25th anniversary year.
Hunter gives a majestic silent performance as Ada McGrath, the mute Scotswoman and talented pianist who arrives with her strong-willed young daughter Flora (Paquin) in the New Zealand wilderness.
She is to marry frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill), having been sold to him by her father, but takes an immediate dislike to him after he refuses to carry her beloved piano home with them, instead selling it to his overseer George Baines (Harvey Keitel). Attracted to Ada, Baines agrees to return the piano in exchange for lessons that gradually become a series of erotically charged sexual encounters. As the story unfolds like a Greek tragedy, complete with a chorus of Maori tribes, all of the characters’ long suppressed emotions come to the fore, as if elicited by the wildness of the natural world around them.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 20 - Sat 21 Jul 2018
Mon 23 - Tue 24 Jul 2018

Prices

£5.50-£7.50

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments

Facilities for hearing impaired - Hearing Loop

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jul Adrift
Fri 20 - Sat 21 Jul The Piano
Sat 21 Jul Yellow Submarine
Sun 22 - Mon 23 Jul The Breadwinner
Mon 23 - Tue 24 Jul The Piano
Mon 23 Jul Yellow Submarine

Contact

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Address

St. Johns Street,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5AG

Directions

Just off the market square on St. John's street.

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