16 Best Stills from The Piano (1993, dir. Jane Campion)

Jane Campion just scored her first Academy Award for Best Directing (The Power of the Dog), but her other most celebrated film is The Piano, another period drama filmed in her home country of New Zealand.

Jane Campion’s Palme d’Or winner The Piano is a New Zealand-set period drama about a mute woman and her daughter who arrive on the country’s rugged coast after a long journey from Scotland. Ada and Flora McGrath are portrayed by Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin, respectively. Both won Academy Awards for their performances as the mother-daughter pair.

Ada has been sold into marriage to Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill), who, upon her arrival, insists she leave her piano behind on the beach. Besides sign language, the piano is Ada’s only way of communicating with others. Flora acts as Ada’s interpreter and is often caught in the middle of the tense relationship between Ada and Alisdair. Meanwhile, Ada grows closer to George Baines (Harvey Keitel), Alisdair’s Maori acquaintance.

Recognition for costuming, production design, and cinematography were among the many prestigious awards The Piano received upon its release in 1993. Here are sixteen stills that showcase the film’s beauty.

[Originally shared via Our Culture Magazine.]

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Svetlana Sterlin lives and writes in Brisbane, Australia, where she completed a BFA. Her work appears in several online and print publications.

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Svetlana Sterlin

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Svetlana Sterlin lives and writes in Brisbane, Australia, where she completed a BFA. Her work appears in several online and print publications.

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