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Remarkable, exhilarating. An act of preservation, a memorial that is also a defiance of mortality — completely alive in every dimension.

— A.O. Scott, The New York Times

One of the Year's 10 Best! THRILLING. Absolutely spectacular.

— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

STUNNING. Absorbing and deeply affecting.

— Rita Feliciano, SF Bay Guardian

MESMERIZING. I watched the film in a sort of reverie.

— Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times

A KNOCKOUT. The most exciting use of 3-D since "Avatar."

— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Presented by IFC Films | Germany | Jan 6th, 2012 | 106 MINS | UR

“Dance, dance, or we are lost.” Pina Bausch’s final words summarize her life and provide the inspiration for acclaimed director Wim Wenders’ (WINGS OF DESIRE, BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB) breathtaking tribute to the legendary choreographer. Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal elevated dance into brilliantly subversive new expressive realms, and in this exhilarating film Wenders captures the raw, heart-stopping intensity of the movement and in stunning 3D transforms it into a transcendent cinematic experience. An official selection of the Berlinale, Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals, and an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, PINA features interviews with and performances by Bausch’s beloved original company members, and offers an indelible image of an artist who went the full distance in her uncommonly rich creative life.


  • Wim Wenders


  • Gian-Piero Ringel


  • Wim Wenders