A Late Quartet
Featuring a powerhouse cast that includes Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, and Imogen Poots, “A Late Quartet” tells the story of an illustrious string quartet on the verge of celebrating their 25th season as an ensemble. To mark the anniversary, the group plans an ambitious recital of Beethoven’s Late String Quartets. Although it would seem a cause for celebration, the milestone instead becomes entangled in the web of jealousy, ambition, personal trauma, and deeply felt affection that binds the group together. Adding further complication, when Peter (Walken), the group’s founding member, is diagnosed with a degenerative illness, his condition forces the musician to confront the troubling question of who will succeed him. The New York Post’s Lou Lumenick notes: “I did not see a finer performance at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival than the one given by Christopher Walken.”
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With director Zilberman.