The Piano (1993) - 25th Anniversary Screening
Culture Night Free Screening / 8PM
Starring Holly Hunter (‘The Big Stick’ and ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?’), Harvey Keitel (‘Mean Streets’) and Sam Neill (‘Dead Calm’, ‘Sirens’, and ‘Jurassic Park’) as well as Anna Paquin (‘X-Men’ and ‘True Blood’), ‘The Piano’ is set in New Zealand’s wilderness as Ada McGrath (Hunter), a mute woman, and her daughter Flora (Paquin) arrive from Scotland to start a new life with frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill) having been sold to him by her father.
Ada, a talented pianist, and Flora take an immediate dislike to Alistair when he refuses to carry Ada’s beloved piano and sells it to his overseer, George Baines (Harvey Keitel). Both Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin received Oscars for their roles in this masterpiece, written, directed and produced by Jane Campion.
Winner of 3 Academy Awards including Best Actress and Best Screenplay.
Winner of 3 BAFTA Awards including Best Actress.
Cannes Palme D’Or Winner 1993.
Dur 121 mins. Cert 16+
In association with Access Cinema
Culture Night at Draiocht 2018