The Heart Dances

Directed by Rebecca Tansley
2018
New Zealand
99 minutes
15+
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The re-imagining of the iconic feature, The Piano, by two Czech dancers working with the Royal New Zealand Ballet: uncharted territory for all involved.
SELECTED: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019

In 2015, celebrated Czech choreographer Jirí and his twin brother production designer Otto Bubenicek created a one-act performance inspired by Jane Campion's 1993 film. Three years later, the Royal New Zealand Ballet commissioned them to extend the work, aiming for a premiere performance in just four weeks. The twins had never been to New Zealand before, and it's clear they knew little of its history or Maori culture before arriving. The stage is set for a clash of cultural misunderstandings, despite the best efforts of Māori advisor Moss Patterson. The progress of the production, documented from audition (including casting the Anna Paquin role) to opening night, is filled with intense drama, expressive dance moves, and stunning imagery.

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Director Rebecca Tansley...has done a quite brilliant job here, letting the conflict play out, but still corralling the material into a spry, engaging and entertaining film,
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Sat 7 September
2:30pm
BCC Cinemas Toowoomba Strand
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Year
2018
Classification
15+
Country
New Zealand
Language
In English
Director
Rebecca Tansley
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