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Itzhak
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Itzhak

Synopsis

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to...Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman's violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; "praying with the violin," says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. This enchanting documentary looks beyond the musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel—the young man who struggled to be taken seriously when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, the film is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.


Film Details
Director:
Alison Chernick
Country:
USA/Israel
Language:
English
Running time:
82 min
Year:
2017
Genre: Documentary