A Late Quartet
A Late Quartet - Trailer
Director Yaron ZilbermanYear 2012Genre(s) Dramas
A quartet made up of first violinist Daniel, second violinist Robert, his wife and viola player Juliette and cellist Peter faces an uncertain future when Peter informs them of his recent diagnosis of Parkinsons disease which has resulting in him wishing to leave the quartet with immediate effect following their first show of the season. Him being the most talented of the four musicians, their musical cohesion is now under threat and it makes Robert consider what he wants for his future in the group. He expresses his feelings to Juliette and Daniel that he no longer wishes to play second violin exclusively, but perfectionist Daniel believes him to be insufficient for the role and Juliette tries to remind him that he must foremost consider the solidity of the quartet as a whole. Their disagreements cause a rift in the group, particularly in Robert and Juliette's marriage; Robert finds himself becoming more and more interested in a young dancer who he meets while jogging and Juliette and Daniel's relationship be
comes closer. Things are made even more difficult when their daughter Alexandra starts to express her frustrations that her parents were absent most of the time during her childhood because they were more interested in their music than her.
This emotional drama illustrates the dangers success can have and how it can lead to inflated egos, selfishness and conflict in relationships. Directed by Yaron Zilberman ('Watermarks' documentary) who also co-wrote the screenplay with Seth Grossman ('The Elephant King'), the film is set to hit movie theaters from November 2nd 2012.
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Wallace Shawn, Mark Ivanir, Madhur Jaffrey and Liraz Charhi
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