Distribution

The Piano

Dir: Jane Campion

AustraliaFranceNew Zealand

1993

120 mins

15

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Abbeygate Cinema

03/07/2018

- 03/07/2018

Bury St Edmunds

Aldeburgh Cinema

11/11/2018

- 12/11/2018

Aldeburgh

Arts Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Cambridge

Barbican Centre

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

City of London,

London

Barn Cinema

03/07/2018

- 05/07/2018

Totnes

Belmont Filmhouse

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Aberdeen

BFI Southbank

15/06/2018

- 28/06/2018

Lambeth,

London

British Academy Film & Television Awards (BAFTA)

03/07/2018

- 03/07/2018

Westminster,

London

Broadway Cinema

15/06/2017

- 21/06/2018

Nottingham

Cameo Cinema

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Edinburgh

Chapter

12/08/2018

- 14/08/2018

Excluded Dates: 13th

Cardiff

Chichester Cinema at New Park

17/08/2018

- 17/08/2018

Chichester

Cine Lumiere

09/07/2018

- 17/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 10-13th, 16th

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Cinema & Co

02/10/2018

- 02/10/2018

Swansea

Cinema City

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Norwich

City Eye

16/11/2018

- 16/11/2018

Southampton

City Screen Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

York

Clapham Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Lambeth,

London

Corn Exchange - Wallingford

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Wallingford

Creative Arts East

07/09/2018

- 07/09/2018

(Screening at Hilgay Village Hall)

Wymondham

Creative Arts East

11/10/2018

- 11/10/2018

(Screening at Gorleston Library)

Wymondham

Creative Arts East

06/09/2018

- 06/09/2018

(Screening at Northrepps Village Hall)

Wymondham

Crouch End Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Haringey,

London

Curzon Mayfair

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Westminster,

London

Curzon Mayfair

18/05/2018

- 18/05/2018

(Preview event with Birds' Eye View)

Westminster,

London

Depot

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Lewes

Derby QUAD

10/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Derby

Draiocht Art Centre

21/09/2018

- 21/09/2018

Dublin 15

Droichead Arts Centre

18/09/2018

- 18/09/2018

Drogheda

Duke's At Komedia

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Brighton

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

29/06/2018

- 30/06/2018

Dundee

East Dulwich Picturehouse & Cafe

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Southwark,

London

Eden Court Theatre

18/09/2018

- 19/09/2018

Electric Cinema (Portobello)

08/07/2018

- 09/07/2018

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Exeter Phoenix

07/08/2018

- 08/08/2018

Exeter

Exeter Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Exeter

Filmhouse

18/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

Edinburgh

Gate Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Glasgow Film Theatre

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Glasgow

Greenwich Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Greenwich,

London

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30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Hackney,

London

Harbour Lights Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

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24/06/2018

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Hebden Bridge

HOME

01/07/2018

- 04/07/2018

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Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

29/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Leeds

Ilkley Cinema

29/06/2018

- 05/07/2018

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Ilkley

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10/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Camden,

London

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

20/07/2018

- 20/07/2018

Keswick

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12/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Oswestry

Light House Cinema

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Dublin

Little Theatre Cinema

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Bath

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

28/09/2018

- 28/09/2018

Ludlow

mac

06/07/2018

- 10/07/2018

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Birmingham

Mareel (Shetlands)

15/07/2018

- 18/07/2018

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Lerwick

Neuadd Buddug

16/08/2018

- 16/08/2018

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Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

29/07/2018

- 29/07/2018

Maidenhead

Odyssey Cinema

09/09/2018

- 09/09/2018

St Albans

Olympic Cinema

04/07/2018

- 04/07/2018

Richmond upon Thames,

London

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22/06/2018

- 25/06/2018

Leicester

Phoenix Cinema (East Finchley)

08/07/2018

- 08/07/2018

Barnet,

London

Phoenix Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Oxford

Phoenix Picturehouse

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Oxford

Picturehouse @ FACT

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Liverpool

Picturehouse @ FACT

01/08/2018

- 01/08/2018

Liverpool

Picturehouse Central

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Westminster,

London

Plymouth Arts Centre

20/07/2018

- 20/07/2018

Plymouth

Pálás Cinema

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Galway

Queen's Film Theatre

15/06/2018

- 18/06/2018

Belfast

Regal Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Henley-on-Thames

Regent Street Cinema

25/07/2018

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Westminster,

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Ritzy Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Lambeth,

London

Saffron Screen

02/09/2018

- 02/09/2018

Saffron Walden

Showroom Workstation

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Sheffield

Snowcat Cinema

06/07/2018

- 06/07/2018

Penarth

Square Chapel Centre for Arts

23/06/2018

- 26/06/2018

Halifax

Stamford Arts Centre

27/07/2018

- 29/07/2018

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Stamford

Storyhouse

17/07/2018

- 17/07/2018

Chester

Stratford East Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Newham,

London

Stratford Upon Avon Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Stratford on Avon

Strode Theatre

03/09/2018

- 03/09/2018

Street

The Dukes

09/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

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Lancaster

The Palace Cinema (Broadstairs)

28/07/2018

- 02/08/2018

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Broadstairs

The Palace Cinema - Longridge

11/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

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Longridge

The Poly

18/09/2018

- 18/09/2018

Falmouth

Theatr Clwyd

14/07/2018

- 14/07/2018

Mold

Totnes Cinema CIC

20/07/2018

- 21/07/2018

Totnes

Towner Art Gallery

07/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th

Eastbourne

Tyneside Cinema

15/06/2018

- 26/06/2018

Excluded Dates: 16th, 18th, 21st-23rd

Newcastle upon Tyne

Ultimate Picture Palace

22/07/2018

- 23/06/2018

Oxford

Warwick Arts Centre

04/08/2018

- 05/08/2018

Coventry

Watershed

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Bristol

West Side Cinema

03/11/2018

- 03/11/2018

Stromness

Abbeygate Cinema

03/07/2018

- 03/07/2018

Bury St Edmunds

Cinema & Co

02/10/2018

- 02/10/2018

Swansea

Corn Exchange - Wallingford

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Wallingford

Creative Arts East

07/09/2018

- 07/09/2018

(Screening at Hilgay Village Hall)

Wymondham

Creative Arts East

11/10/2018

- 11/10/2018

(Screening at Gorleston Library)

Wymondham

Creative Arts East

06/09/2018

- 06/09/2018

(Screening at Northrepps Village Hall)

Wymondham

Draiocht Art Centre

21/09/2018

- 21/09/2018

Dublin 15

Droichead Arts Centre

18/09/2018

- 18/09/2018

Drogheda

Exeter Phoenix

07/08/2018

- 08/08/2018

Exeter

Ilkley Cinema

29/06/2018

- 05/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 30th, 1st, 3rd & 4th

Ilkley

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

20/07/2018

- 20/07/2018

Keswick

Light House Cinema

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Dublin

Little Theatre Cinema

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Bath

Neuadd Buddug

16/08/2018

- 16/08/2018

Bala

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

29/07/2018

- 29/07/2018

Maidenhead

Odyssey Cinema

09/09/2018

- 09/09/2018

St Albans

Phoenix Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Oxford

Phoenix Picturehouse

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Oxford

Picturehouse @ FACT

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Liverpool

Picturehouse @ FACT

01/08/2018

- 01/08/2018

Liverpool

Plymouth Arts Centre

20/07/2018

- 20/07/2018

Plymouth

Pálás Cinema

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Galway

Regal Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Henley-on-Thames

Snowcat Cinema

06/07/2018

- 06/07/2018

Penarth

Square Chapel Centre for Arts

23/06/2018

- 26/06/2018

Halifax

Stamford Arts Centre

27/07/2018

- 29/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 28th

Stamford

Storyhouse

17/07/2018

- 17/07/2018

Chester

Stratford Upon Avon Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Stratford on Avon

Strode Theatre

03/09/2018

- 03/09/2018

Street

The Dukes

09/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 10th - 18th

Lancaster

The Palace Cinema - Longridge

11/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 12th-14th, 16th-18th

Longridge

The Poly

18/09/2018

- 18/09/2018

Falmouth

Totnes Cinema CIC

20/07/2018

- 21/07/2018

Totnes

Towner Art Gallery

07/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th

Eastbourne

Ultimate Picture Palace

22/07/2018

- 23/06/2018

Oxford

Warwick Arts Centre

04/08/2018

- 05/08/2018

Coventry

Aldeburgh Cinema

11/11/2018

- 12/11/2018

Aldeburgh

Arts Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Cambridge

Chichester Cinema at New Park

17/08/2018

- 17/08/2018

Chichester

Cinema City

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Norwich

Depot

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Lewes

Duke's At Komedia

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Brighton

Harbour Lights Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Southampton

Saffron Screen

02/09/2018

- 02/09/2018

Saffron Walden

The Palace Cinema (Broadstairs)

28/07/2018

- 02/08/2018

Excluded Dates: 29th, 30th, 1st

Broadstairs

Barbican Centre

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

City of London,

London

BFI Southbank

15/06/2018

- 28/06/2018

Lambeth,

London

British Academy Film & Television Awards (BAFTA)

03/07/2018

- 03/07/2018

Westminster,

London

Cine Lumiere

09/07/2018

- 17/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 10-13th, 16th

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Clapham Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Lambeth,

London

Crouch End Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Haringey,

London

Curzon Mayfair

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Westminster,

London

Curzon Mayfair

18/05/2018

- 18/05/2018

(Preview event with Birds' Eye View)

Westminster,

London

East Dulwich Picturehouse & Cafe

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Southwark,

London

Electric Cinema (Portobello)

08/07/2018

- 09/07/2018

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Gate Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Greenwich Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Greenwich,

London

Hackney Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Hackney,

London

JW3

10/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Camden,

London

Olympic Cinema

04/07/2018

- 04/07/2018

Richmond upon Thames,

London

Phoenix Cinema (East Finchley)

08/07/2018

- 08/07/2018

Barnet,

London

Picturehouse Central

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Westminster,

London

Regent Street Cinema

25/07/2018

- 25/07/2018

Westminster,

London

Ritzy Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Lambeth,

London

Stratford East Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Newham,

London

Barn Cinema

03/07/2018

- 05/07/2018

Totnes

City Eye

16/11/2018

- 16/11/2018

Southampton

Exeter Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Exeter

Watershed

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Bristol

Belmont Filmhouse

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Aberdeen

Cameo Cinema

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Edinburgh

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

29/06/2018

- 30/06/2018

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

18/09/2018

- 19/09/2018

Filmhouse

18/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

Edinburgh

Glasgow Film Theatre

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Glasgow

Mareel (Shetlands)

15/07/2018

- 18/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 16th, 17th

Lerwick

West Side Cinema

03/11/2018

- 03/11/2018

Stromness

Broadway Cinema

15/06/2017

- 21/06/2018

Nottingham

Derby QUAD

10/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Derby

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

28/09/2018

- 28/09/2018

Ludlow

mac

06/07/2018

- 10/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 7th

Birmingham

Phoenix

22/06/2018

- 25/06/2018

Leicester

Chapter

12/08/2018

- 14/08/2018

Excluded Dates: 13th

Cardiff

KinoKulture Cinema

12/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Oswestry

Theatr Clwyd

14/07/2018

- 14/07/2018

Mold

City Screen Picturehouse

30/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

York

Hebden Bridge Picture House

24/06/2018

- 28/06/2018

Excluded Dates: 25th, 27th

Hebden Bridge

HOME

01/07/2018

- 04/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 2nd

Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

29/07/2018

- 30/07/2018

Leeds

Showroom Workstation

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Sheffield

Tyneside Cinema

15/06/2018

- 26/06/2018

Excluded Dates: 16th, 18th, 21st-23rd

Newcastle upon Tyne

Queen's Film Theatre

15/06/2018

- 18/06/2018

Belfast

Cast:

Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel

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. We are delighted to be re-releasing a digital restoration, approved by Campion, in the film’s 25th anniversary year. 

Hunter (who has an impressive three screen credits; besides her starring role, she played all of the piano pieces and served as sign language teacher for Paquin) 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 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.

Concerning itself with Campion’s prevailing theme – women on the edge of societal norms (arriving after 1989’s Sweetie and An Angel at My Table and before Portrait of a LadyHoly Smoke, In the Cut, Bright Star and her acclaimed HBO/BBC TV series Top of the Lake) – it remains perhaps her most definitive work, a tale of immediate urgency and tremendous expressive power by one of the most compelling filmmakers at work today, and long overdue for revisiting in cinemas.

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Available Formats

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