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The Piano

The Piano


Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival 1993

Directed by

Jane Campion


Holly Hunter (Crash, Copycat)
Harvey Keitel (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
Sam Neill (A Long Way Down, The Vow, The Tudors series, Jurassic Park, The Piano)
Anna Paquin (True Blood, The 25th Hour, X-Men Franchise)


Jan Chapman Productions

2012 (1992) / Original language: English and some Maori / Color / 1.85 / Stereo / available in uhd & 4k

Ada, mute since birth, arrives to an arranged marriage in the remote countryside of 19th century New Zealand. Of all her belongings, her new husband refuses to transport her piano, so it is left abandoned on the beach. Unable to bear the idea of its certain destruction, Ada strikes a bargain with an illiterate tattooed neighbor: she can earn her piano back - one key per session - if she allows him to perform certain acts... while she plays.


Festival Lumiere (2017)
Official Selection for Big Screenings

Academy Awards (1994)
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Holly Hunter
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Anna Paquin
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Nomination for the Best Cinematography
Nomination for the Best Costume Design
Nomination for the Best Director
Nomination for the Best Film Editing
Nomination for the Best Picture

Australian Film Institute (1993)
AFI Award Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Best Achievement in Editing
Best Achievement in Production Design
Best Achievement in Sound
Best Actor in a Lead Role
Best Actress in a Lead Role
Best Director
Best Film
Best Original Music Score
Best Screenplay, Original

BAFTA Awards (1994)
Best Actress
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (1993)
BSFC Award Best Actress

Camerimage (1993)
Golden Frog

Cannes Film Festival (1993)
Best Actress
Golden Palm

All films in official selection in Cannes

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (1994)
CFCA Award Best Actress
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Original Score

Cesar Awards, France (1994)
Best Foreign Film

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards (1994)
DFWFCA Award Best Actress

Golden Globes (1994)
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -Drama

London Critics Circle Film Awards (1994)
ALFS Award Actress of the Year
Film of the Year

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (1993)
LAFCA Award Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Tied with 'Janusz Kaminski' for Schindler's List (1993).
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Supporting Actress

Motion Picture Sound Editors (1994)
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing - Foreign Feature

National Board of Review (1993)
Best Actress

National Society of Film Critics Awards (1994)
Best Actress
Best Screenplay

New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1993)
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Screenplay

Vancouver International Film Festival (1993)
Most Popular Film

Writers Guild of America (1994)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen


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