PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. The feature-length dance film was shot in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and shows the exhilarating and inimitable art of the great German choreographer who died in the summer of 2009, inviting the viewer on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: right onto the stage of the legendary ensemble and together with the dancers beyond the theater, into the city and the surrounding industrial landscape of Wuppertal – the place that was the home and center of Pina Bausch’s creative life for more than 35 years.

Director: Wim Wenders

Choreography: Pina Bausch

Producer: Gian-Piero Ringel

Stereographer: Alain Derobe

DoP: Hélène Louvart, Jörg Widmer

3D Producer: Erwin M. Schmidt

Executive Producer: Jeremy Thomas

Coproduction: Eurowide (Paris) in collaboration with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, ZDF, ZDF theaterkanal and ARTE

International Sales: HanWay Films


Festivals & Awards

  • World Premiere at the 61st International Film Festival Berlin, Out of Competition
  • European Film Award 2011 for Best Documentary
  • 84th Academy Awards © Nomination for Best Documentary Feature 2012
  • German Entry for the 84th Academy Awards © as Best Foreign Language Film
  • BAFTA Nomination for Film Not in the English Language 2012
  • Writers Guild of America Nomination for Documentary Screenplay 2012
  • German Film Award for Best Documentary 2011
  • German Documentary Award 2011