The Playlist have now got a nice first look at the film, which is to be director Yaron Zilberman’s feature debut after achieving some success with his 2004 documentary, Watermarks.
It’s not often that we get to see a film that has classical music at its centre, and the ones that do come along are usually done very well, so I’m definitely hoping A Late Quartet will follow that pattern. I think it’s a pretty safe bet that the film will have plenty of fantastic moments of music to enjoy throughout.
A Late Quartet sees,
“The four members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.
Set in iconic New York City, this is the story of four musicians, bound together by their passion for music and long years of working together. But when their patriarch Peter is diagnosed with a terminal illness, the repercussions hit the group deeper than they could imagine. First and second violinists Robert and Daniel row over first chair, Robert and violist Juliette’s marriage hits the rocks when he has an affair, and their headstrong daughter embarks on her own explosive affair – with Daniel.
As their 25th anniversary performance looms, the musicians must either find a way to overcome their troubles, and preserve their legacy – or part ways forever.”
Walken will be playing the quartet’s patriarch, Peter, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Hoffman and Keener will be playing the married Robert and Juliette, Poots their daughter, and Ivanir with whom she has an affair.
Zilberman shot the film earlier this year in New York City from a script he co-wrote with Seth Grossman, and whilst there’s no firm release date scheduled, it’s likely to be coming out sometime next year. It’s thought that it might be getting its premiere at Sundance in the States in January, so with any luck, it might get its UK premiere when Sundance comes to London for the first time in April next year. Without further ado, here’s the first look from the film. We see the quartet toasting each other in the first picture, and then a little picture of Hoffman on the violin.