The Casals Quartet presents A Late Quartet (2012), a film about the personal and professional lives of a string quartet from New York at a turning point in their long history. The Filmoteca will present two showings on November 15th and 20th.
Yaron Zilberman's first feature film, it recounts the existential doubts and the uncertainty of a string quartet when one of its members declares that he will not be able to play again. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Mark Ivanir, Imogen Poots, and Wallace Shawn, the film was inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Op. 131. It follows the world-renowned Fugue String Quartet after its cellist Peter Mitchell (Walken) is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
The film will be shown in original language (English) with subtitles in Catalan.