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THE PIANO

CELEBRATE THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF A MASTERPIECE

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By Charlie David Page
7th December 2014
Digitally remastered and celebrating its 21st anniversary, comes 'The Piano', Jane Campion’s cinematic masterpiece. Winner of 3 Academy Awards including Best Actress (Holly Hunter) and Best Supporting Actress (Anna Paquin), 'The Piano' weaves the passionate tale of Ada, a young mute woman who reluctantly arrives in 19th century New Zealand for an arranged marriage.

Loneliness grips her, and she has only her daughter and her grand piano for comfort. Misunderstood by her husband (Sam Neill), Ada finds herself drawn to her darkly intense neighbour (Harvey Keitel), stirring up vengeful jealousies and violent emotions. But in the end, only one man truly understands how to win Ada’s heart - through her beloved piano.

Jane Campion won the Palme d’Or at the esteemed Cannes Film Festival in 1993 for her work on 'The Piano' and was the first female director in history to do so. She returned to the festival only just this year as the head of the jury. 'The Piano' was universally recognised for the unforgettable performances from Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill and Harvey Keitel and a rousing soundtrack by Michael Nyman (Ravenous, The End of the Affair). With the deft, recognisable touch of Jane Campion’s (Bright Star, Sweetie, TV’s Top of the Lake) direction imprinted on this film, it is a moving, immersive tale of love, betrayal and the immeasurable powers of both silence and music.

The 'The Piano' competition has now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

Competition opens at 5pm AEDT on Sunday 7th December 2014 and closes at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 14th December 2014. Five winners will be chosen at random on Monday 15th December 2014. To successfully win, entrants must fulfil the above entry conditions before the time the competition closes. Current members/followers are eligible to enter the competition. Only one entry per person. Only one winner per household. To be a valid winner, the entrant must not have won a prize from SWITCH within the last 21 days. Each winner will receive one Blu-ray copy of 'The Piano'. By entering, you agree to receive occasional emails from SWITCH in the future. If you decide to unsubscribe from these updates, any further entries will not be applicable. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter.

'The Piano' is available on Blu-ray, Digital and DVD on Wednesday the 10th December 2014 from Icon.

FAST FACTS
RELEASE DATE: 10/12/2014
RUN TIME: 2h 1m
CAST: Anna Paquin
Sam Neill
Harvey Keitel
Holly Hunter
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Jane Campion
PRODUCER: Jan Chapman
SCORE: Michael Nyman
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