The 19th century. Ada, a Scottish woman mute since childhood, leaves for New Zealand with her young, illegitimate daughter to marry a dour farmer. A gifted pianist, she gives lessons to an uneducated Englishman – and the scene is set for a passionate and sensual relationship. Showered with awards upon its release, The Piano remains a marvel of cinematic imagery.
Director: Jane Campion
With Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin. Made in 1993