The Piano
1993
*****
Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker

In the mid-19th century a mute woman remarries and moves with her young daughter and her treasured piano to dreary New Zealand, where she is slowly drawn to her shy neighbour. This beautiful and hypnotic love triangle is built on powerful performances and Michael Nyman’s dramatic score. Jane Campion’s screenplay won an Academy Award, as did Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin for their wonderful acting work.