The Piano (1993)
overview : After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.
Genres : Drama, Romance
Tags : love triangle, adultery, sexuality, jealousy, beach, culture clash, isolation, strangeness, violent husband, new zealand, maori, arranged marriage, settler, wilderness, secret love, woman director, sign language, piano, 19th century, mother daughter relationship