The Piano (2003)
Director: Jane Campion
Writer: Jane Campion
Producer: Jan Chapman
Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin
When he then sells it to a fellow-Englishman, Baines, the indignity is almost more than Ada can bear. As part of the deal, Baines, who has embraced the Maori way of life, asks Ada to teach him to play the instrument. When he offers her a way to get the instrument back, Ada is unprepared for the price she’ll have to pay.
Rich with symbolism, and featuring Anna Paquin’s breakthrough, Oscar winning performace as the mischievous daughter, this film deservedly won the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix. Featuring glorious cinematography and a muted colour pallet that highlights the desolation of the coast, this is a film that will not easily be forgotten.