A Late Quartet – Sat 28th September 8pm

A Late Quartet

‘A Late Quartet’ at Borris House 28th Sept 2013

Dir: Yaron Zilberman / / 2012 / / USA / / 105 mins / / 15A
Starring: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, Imogen Poots
Language: English

About to mark their 25th anniversary, a celebrated New York string quartet finds themselves at loose ends. With Peter (Christopher Walken), their cellist and de facto leader, suffering from the onset of Parkinson’s disease, the group’s violinists—Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Daniel (Mark Ivanir)—have designs on first-chair. Meanwhile, Robert’s rampant egotism only heightens tensions in his marriage to violist Juliette (Catherine Keener). Where once there was harmony amongst these consummate players, there’s now more dissonance than can be heard in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Consequently, what should be their crowning achievement—an audacious performance of Beethoven’s sprawling “String Quartet No. 14″—might just prove to be their swan song. – Vancouver International Film Festival 2012