THE RED VIOLIN (1998)
- Run Time: 131 min.
- Rating: AA
- Director: François Girard
- Writer(s): Don McKellar and François Girard
- Producer(s): Niv Fichman & Daniel Iron
- Star(s): Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Flemyng, Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Colm Feore
Girard and McKellar’s The Red Violin tells the tale of a very special instrument — a perfectly crafted 17th-century violin finished with a mysterious red glaze. The final masterpiece of a virtuoso craftsman, the violin sits in a Montreal auction house waiting to be sold. As the auction proceeds, the violin’s history is revealed through four interconnected tales spanning 300 years. As it passes through the hands of musicians in Italy, Vienna, London and Shanghai, the violin f ills its owners’ lives with romance, adventure, intrigue and tragedy. At the centre of the story is the instrument’s dark secret, which is revealed only at the f ilm’s suspenseful finale.
“In a time of timid projects and easy formulas, The Red Violin has the kind of sweep and vision that we identify with elegant features from decades ago.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
About the Director
Montreal filmmaker François Girard began his career making experimental short films, dance and music videos. In the Grammy Award-winning Secret World Live, he captured the excitement of a Peter Gabriel concert. Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould won four Genie Awards, including Best Picture in 1993. The Red Violin won eight Genies, including Best Picture, and an Oscar for Best Original Score. His most recent feature, Silk, was released in 2007.
Thursday, Mar 20, 2008
Hishama Fadil of Glebe Collegiate Institute said:
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008
This is a really good movie Very interesting! WATCH IT!