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|Directed by||Jane Campion|
|Produced by||Jan Chapman|
|Written by||Jane Campion|
|Narrated by||Holly Hunter|
|Music by||Michael Nyman|
|Editing by||Veronika Jenet|
|Studio||Australian Film Commission|
|Distributed by||Ciby 2000|
|Release date(s)||15 May 1993(Cannes) |
19 May 1993 (France)
5 August 1993 (Australia)
|Running time||116 minutes|
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The Piano is an award-winning 1993 drama feature that stars Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel. This drama is about a mute pianist and her daughter in 19th century New Zealand. The score for the piano by Michael Nyman became a bestselling soundtrack album.
The Piano was a commercial and critical success, grossing more than $40 million, against its $7 million budget. At the 66th Academy Awards, The Piano won three awards: Best Actress for Hunter, Best Supporting Actress for Paquin, and Best Original Screenplay. Paquin, who at the time was 11 years old, is the second youngest Oscar winner ever. The film won the Palme d'Or and a Best Performance Prize for Holly Hunter at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
- "Festival de Cannes: The Piano". festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/2567/year/1993.html. Retrieved 2009-08-22.