In Search Of Chopin

112min • NR

Showings

Lark Theater Thu, Jul 18 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Jul 21 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2014
Rating:NR
Genre:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Phil Grabsky

Description

IN SEARCH OF CHOPIN

 

“a masterpiece”

Michael Dwyer, Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

Acclaimed director Phil Grabsky brings to the cinema and TV screens around the world the life and music of Fryderyk Chopin – one of the greatest composers of all time.     

 

His grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written?  How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?

 

For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.

 

By talking to acclaimed musical historians such as Jeremy Siepmann and bringing to the screen performances by such esteemed musicians as Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and Kevin Kenner he hopes to answer those questions.

 

Renowned stage and screen star Juliet Stevenson provides narration. David Dawson brings life to the letters of Chopin himself. 

 

 

 

 a rich sense of detail and thrilling orchestral music...a fascinating ’

Lynne Lancaster – Sydney Arts Guide

 

‘Here's a film which can be recommended to the Chopin devotee and amateur alike.'

Brett Allen-Bayes - Limelight Magazine

 

'Grabsky has astutely woven together an indelible portrait, offering us a rich and personal insight into Chopin the man and his music.'

Louise Keller - URBANCINEFILE