• One Day Pina Asked . . .
  • One Day Pina Asked . . .
  • Café Müller

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In Focus: One Day Pina Asked . . .

(Un jour Pina a demandée)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

  • In Conversation

    Sima Belmar is a lecturer in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, and the ODC writer in residence. She will be joined in conversation by a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

Perhaps no other filmmaker could have been more attuned to the concerns and sensibility of Pina Bausch than Chantal Akerman. Both artists focused on everyday situations and gestures to reveal deeper truths about the human condition. Following Bausch and company on a European tour, Akerman recorded rehearsals, preparations, and performances. The film’s opening narration asserts, “This film is more than a documentary on Pina Bausch . . . it is a journey through her world, through her unwavering quest for love.”

Kate MacKay
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Chantal Akerman
Cinematographer
  • Babette Mangolte
  • Luc Benhamou
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 57 mins
Source
  • Icarus Films
Followed By

Café Müller

Pina Bausch, West Germany, 1985

FEATURING
Pina Bausch
Malou Airaudo
Dominique Mercy
Jan Minarik

One of Bausch’s most iconic works, Café Müller is set in a cluttered restaurant after hours. The spectral patrons of the place blindly stumble into chairs and walls but fail to find one another. Wim Wenders said of the piece, “Pina Bausch showed me in forty minutes more about men and women than the entire history of cinema.”

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Pina Bausch
Cinematographer
  • Peter Shafer
  • Herbert Rach
Language
  • No dialogue
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 49 mins
source
  • Arche