Distribution

The Piano (ICO R/I)

Dir: Jane Campion

AustraliaFranceNew Zealand

1993

120 mins

15

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Abbeygate Cinema

03/07/2018

- 03/07/2018

Bury St Edmunds

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

Cine Lumiere

09/07/2018

- 17/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 10-13th, 16th

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Corn Exchange - Wallingford

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Wallingford

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

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

29/06/2018

- 30/06/2018

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

18/09/2018

- 19/09/2018

Electric Cinema (Portobello)

01/07/2018

- 02/07/2018

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Exeter Phoenix

07/08/2018

- 08/08/2018

Exeter

Filmhouse

18/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

Edinburgh

Glasgow Film Theatre

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Glasgow

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

Ilkley Cinema

29/06/2018

- 05/07/2018

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

Ilkley

JW3

10/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Camden,

London

KinoKulture Cinema

12/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Oswestry

Light House Cinema

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Dublin

mac

06/07/2018

- 10/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 7th

Birmingham

Mareel (Shetlands)

15/07/2018

- 18/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 16th, 17th

Lerwick

Neuadd Buddug

16/08/2018

- 16/08/2018

Bala

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

29/07/2018

- 29/07/2018

Maidenhead

Olympic Cinema

01/07/2018

- 01/07/2018

Richmond upon Thames,

London

Phoenix

22/06/2018

- 25/06/2018

Leicester

Phoenix Cinema (East Finchley)

08/07/2018

- 08/07/2018

Barnet,

London

Phoenix Picturehouse

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Oxford

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

Queen's Film Theatre

15/06/2018

- 18/06/2018

Belfast

Regent Street Cinema

25/07/2018

- 25/07/2018

Westminster,

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

Excluded Dates: 28th

Stamford

Storyhouse

17/07/2018

- 17/07/2018

Chester

The Dukes

09/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 10th - 18th

Lancaster

The Palace Cinema - Longridge

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Longridge

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

Warwick Arts Centre

04/08/2018

- 05/08/2018

Coventry

Watershed

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Bristol

Abbeygate Cinema

03/07/2018

- 03/07/2018

Bury St Edmunds

Corn Exchange - Wallingford

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Wallingford

Exeter Phoenix

07/08/2018

- 08/08/2018

Exeter

Ilkley Cinema

29/06/2018

- 05/07/2018

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

Ilkley

Light House Cinema

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Dublin

Neuadd Buddug

16/08/2018

- 16/08/2018

Bala

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

29/07/2018

- 29/07/2018

Maidenhead

Phoenix Picturehouse

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Oxford

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

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

The Dukes

09/07/2018

- 19/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 10th - 18th

Lancaster

The Palace Cinema - Longridge

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Longridge

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

Warwick Arts Centre

04/08/2018

- 05/08/2018

Coventry

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

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

Electric Cinema (Portobello)

01/07/2018

- 02/07/2018

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

JW3

10/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Camden,

London

Olympic Cinema

01/07/2018

- 01/07/2018

Richmond upon Thames,

London

Phoenix Cinema (East Finchley)

08/07/2018

- 08/07/2018

Barnet,

London

Regent Street Cinema

25/07/2018

- 25/07/2018

Westminster,

London

Barn Cinema

03/07/2018

- 05/07/2018

Totnes

Watershed

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Bristol

Belmont Filmhouse

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Aberdeen

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

Broadway Cinema

15/06/2017

- 21/06/2018

Nottingham

Derby QUAD

10/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Derby

mac

06/07/2018

- 10/07/2018

Excluded Dates: 7th

Birmingham

Phoenix

22/06/2018

- 25/06/2018

Leicester

Depot

15/06/2018

- 21/06/2018

Lewes

Saffron Screen

02/09/2018

- 02/09/2018

Saffron Walden

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

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

KinoKulture Cinema

12/07/2018

- 12/07/2018

Oswestry

Theatr Clwyd

14/07/2018

- 14/07/2018

Mold

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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Distributor

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

Terms

35% / £100MG (plus transport for DCP)

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