Menuhin

Director Tony Palmer
United Kingdom / 105 min. / 1990 / English


 

A genius on the violin. Archetypal child prodigy, relives his life and entire career by returning to the spaces that have defined his existence. An intimate, delicious film, rich in anecdotes and ingenuity – his wife, Diana Gould, captivates us with her presence throughout the entire film – which is also an analysis of family life, with all its treasures and torment.  

 

The violin genius and archetypal child prodigy relives his life and career by returning to the places that have defined his existence. An intimate, sumptuous film, rich in anecdotes and ingenuity – his wife, Diana Gould, enchants us with her serene sparkle, throughout the whole film – which is also an analysis of family: the great and the grotesque. Palmer accompanies Menuhin and his wife to Berlin and Gstaad, and elicits a detailed vital narrative from the musician. With the help of Menuhin's sister, he unearths – as if perched on a shrink's sofa, – all manner of confessions in sublime detail: the rigid education he received, his life as a kid-on-tour in 1929, the way in which his childhood was stolen from him, his isolation and the invasive shadow of his mother. And the concerts, maestros and mentors (Elgar, Bartók, Persinger), his first wife (chosen by his mother), his second wife (who wasn't) his parents and kids, and the contents of his violin case. Blood ties, misplaced childhood, lifesaving love. A splendid film about memory and the redeeming power of those celestial notes. 

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Details
Subtitles
O.V. subtitles in Spanish

Showing format

Premios
Grand Award (New York Film & TV Festival)

Leadings
Yehudi Menuhin.

Editor(s)
Tony Palmer

Camera
Nic Knowland

Producer
Tony Palmer

Film company

Film distributor
www.tonypalmerdvd.com

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