This winner of best film at Cannes directed by Jane Campion
explores a fem's frustration with verbal communication.
David Walsh writes in a review on the WorldSocialistWebSite:
"An unstated assumption underlies The Piano
(an assumption undoubtedly shared by much of its potential viewing audience),
to wit: sensitive middle class women are special, abused, silenced
(Ada is mute by choice, she has been traumatized by life somehow)
and deserve better from the world."
The extent to which this muteness by choice is influenced by factors
discussed in the QuietSpace website is a matter of speculation
left to the viewer.
Promoted by the Undesirable Propagation Unit.