Pina 3D (2011)

Pina 3D (2011) / Country: Germany / Director: Wim Wenders / Length: 103 min / Language: German / Subtitles: English / Entrance: FREE

Pina is a tribute film dedicated to the dancer Pina Bausch, directed by Wim Wenders and her dance troupe. During the film we are able to see some of her most popular pieces performed in the form of Dance Theater, from which Pina became famous. The film collaboration between the director and the choreographer was in the process of production when Pina died suddenly. Two years later, in 2009, convinced by Pina's ballet troupe, Wenders decided to continue with the project, turning it into a homage to his friend. The result, shot in stunning 3D, is an extraordinary visual experience and an electric representation of Bausch art, performed by a group of extremely talented dancers.

Pina became a documentary on spirituality and the body, where dancing is a liberating, inspiring and extremely powerful force. Through dance, Pina turned life into art, transcending the limits of the possible. With the movements of the body, Pina tells a universal human story, here there is no need for words, but for the divinity of the body and its delicacy.

Wim Wenders is a German artist best known for his films such as Wings of Desire (1984) and Paris, Texas (1987). He is also an excellent photographer where most of the photos were taken from his travels or when he was looking for locations for movies. He is known as one of the pioneers of New German Cinema in the 1970s and is considered one of the most important figures of contemporary German film. In addition to many award-winning feature films, his work as a screenwriter, director, producer, photographer and author also includes numerous international photographic exhibitions and monographs, film books and collections of prose.

No Recess Listening Session

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Music by No Recess from early afternoon till allowed.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) / Country: United States / Director: Frank Capra / Length: 135 min / Language: English / Subtitles: Albanian / Entrance: FREE

It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern.

The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.

It's a Wonderful Life was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been placed by the American Film Institute as number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time. Capra revealed that this was his personal favorite among the films he directed, and that he screened it for his family every Christmas season.