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Film Review - A Late Quartet


Reviewed at the 2012 Twin Cities Film Fest

Like any great film about music, “A Late Quartet” is hardly about music. A searing drama about the disintegration of a triumphant string quartet, the picture merely uses gorgeous chamber orchestra sounds as a method to express pain and frustration when the characters are unable to speak for themselves. Although it deals with an exclusive world of exceptional talent, screenwriters Seth Grossman and Yaron Zilberman (who also directs) keep matters accessible with subplots that detail mighty betrayals and domestic erosion. It’s a powerful feature, outstandingly acted and pleasingly measured, employing a sense of refinement to better emphasize the numerous violations and disappointments that litter the story. Read the rest at


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