The Song of Names

Drama | PG | 113 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Feb 5 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Feb 5 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Feb 6 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Feb 6 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Release Year:2019
Rating:PG for violence and coarse language
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:François Girard
Cast:Tim Roth
Clive Owen
Catherine McCormack
Saul Rubinek
Magdalena Cielecka
Eddie Izzard
Marina Hambro
Produced By:Nick Hirschkorn
Lyse Lafontaine
Robert Lantos
Screenwriter:Norman Lebrecht
Jeffrey Caine
Music By:Howard Shore


"[François] Girard proves once again that he's a master of music. By weaving both original compositions and classic works flawlessly into the film, The Song of Names becomes a solemn reflection on war and a lost brotherhood." - Sara Clements, Flick Feast

As Europe erupts into World War II, 9-year-old Martin comes to love his new brother Dovidl, a highly gifted violin prodigy of the same age and a recent Polish-Jewish refugee to London. But hours before Dovidl's debut concert performance at the age of 21 he vanishes without a trace, causing shame and ruin for their family. A lifetime later, a young violinist shows a 56-year-old Martin a stylistic flourish that could only have been taught by Dovidl. This triggers Martin's odyssey overseas in search of his lost brother, one that will lead to surprising revelations for both men and for Helen, a woman who stood between them. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Norman Lebrecht.

With The Song of Names, acclaimed filmmaker François Girard returns to the classical music milieu of his seminal The Red Violin. And like that film, The Song of Names sets personal, professional, and family tragedies against sweeping historical events.


Nominated, Best Canadian Feature Film, Toronto International Film Festival, 2019
Nominated, Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film, Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards, 2020

Tickets are available here online, or at the Uptown Theatre on the day of screening. Box office opens 1 hour before showtime.

This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Digital Giants, Netgain, The Peggy Hill Team - Re/Max Hallmark Peggy Hill Group Realty, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Stewart Esten LLP, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., ZuZu Fashion Boutique