Dedham Film festival

for people who love film

2 - 17 October 2015

DEDHAM EAST BERGHOLT LANGHAM POLSTEAD and WIVENHOE

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A Late Quartet (2012)

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Date: Saturday 31st August

Time: 7.30 pm

Location: The Assembly Rooms

Event Duration: 125 min inc interval

Certificate 15

Price: £6.00

Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of terminal illness, competing egos and irrepressible lust.

After a New York based classical string quartet's 25 years of success, Peter, the cellist and oldest member, decides that he must retire when he learns he has Parkinson's Disease.  For the others, this announcement proves a catalyst for letting their hidden resentments come to the surface while the married members' daughter has disruptive desires of her own.  All this threatens to tear the group apart. They are famous for playing Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14, opus 131, a piece that is played non-stop no matter how life interferes.  Wonderfully acted by a brilliant cast, only upstaged by the exquisite musical score.

“This drama about a string quartet in chaos after their cellist develops Parkinson’s is a great grownup surprise”.  Peter Bradshaw The Guardian 4.iv.13

Directed by Yaron Zilberman