About the Production
Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning gothic romance is screened with a live performance of Michael Nyman’s emotion-laden music, which won a plethora of awards and was nominated for Best Original Score at the Golden Globes. Nyman’s potent minimalist music became one of the most popular soundtracks ever written.
The film follows mute Ada (Holly Hunter) to New Zealand as she’s sold into marriage to land-grabber Alisdair (Sam Neill). Forced to sell her beloved piano, Ada enters an uneasy arrangement with local, Baines (Harvey Keitel), to buy it back, one key at a time. Their bargain grows into a dark love affair that puts them both – and the piano – in danger.
In this new presentation, The Piano is seen with the score played live in synchronisation with the film. It’s a chance to experience the film in a new, engrossing way, back on the big screen, with Nyman’s iconic score vividly bringing the film to life.
The Piano is rights-owned by StudioCanal and licensed to Big Screen Live.
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Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill
Tommy Pearson and Nigel Barr
Barbican Hall, London, February 2019
London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Andy Berryman