Criterion Prediction #83: The Piano, by Alexander Miller

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  1. FictionIsntReal says:

    I watched this in part because I’d really gotten into Michael Nyman’s scores and I read this was his most popular one. While listening I thought to myself “This is a lot more piano than he usually uses”, which (considering the title), I really should have expected.

    I think I was confused as to the nature of Ada’s muteness when I watched it, although the explanation does come from an unreliable narrator/child. But you don’t need to understand anything to enjoy Campion’s depiction of the New Zealand scenery which (since I’d watched Top of the Lake) was the other major draw.

  2. Alexander Miller says:

    I really do feel like she lends commanding direction of the landscape, it’s a truly remarkable film, that gives you a lot to mull over, thanks for reading!

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