A Late Quartet
Director: Yaron Zilberman Run Time: 105 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2012
Starring: Anne Sofie von Otter, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Imogen Poots, Liraz Charhi, Madhur Jaffrey, Mark Ivanir, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Wallace Shawn
In A LATE QUARTET, members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy. Inspired by and structured around Beethoven’s Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, A Late Quartet pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York.
Interwoven with known classical music, Angelo Badalamenti’s score to A Late Quartet. He says, “My goal was to write a classical-leaning score with a beautiful sadness that would work alongside the existing music in a seamless way.”
Part of Nitehawks series THE WORKS – ANGELO BADALMENTI.