Inspiring films about the violin
Have you ever looked for some sources of motivation for your children to start practice? Some nice music to listen or, to visit a concert or even to watch inspiring films about violin?
Violin has always been inspiration source for film makers who often based their films on biographies of great violinists or musicians.Here are some suggested films.
The red violin
A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.
Don McKellar, François Girard
Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau,
Paganini (Klaus Kinski)
Italian violinist Nicolo Paganini (Klaus Kinski) lives with his wife (Debora Kinski) and son (Nikolai Kinski), and drives women wild with his music. Initial release: May 25, 1990 (Italy
Director: Klaus Kinski
Running time: 95 minutes
Screenplay: Klaus Kinski
Music composed by: Salvatore Accardo, Niccolò Paganini
The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson |See full cast and crew »
Mein Name ist Bach.
Bach visits his famous Son in Vienna where he meets the mentally disturbed prince who develops a passion for father Bach’s genius and music.
Mein Name ist Bach is a 2003 Swiss film directed by Dominique de Rivaz. It was Switzerland’s submission to the 77th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Initial release: April 8, 2004
Director: Dominique de Rivaz
Running time: 99 minutes
Genres: Biographical film, Drama
Anna Holtz (Diane Kruger), a student at the Vienna Music Conservatory, eagerly accepts an assignment to work as a copyist for composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Ed Harris). The temperamental maestro develops a growing affection for his new companion, but she has plans to marry her longtime beau.
Initial release: October 19, 2006 (Israel)
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Running time: 105 minutes
Initial DVD release: April 3, 2007
Budget: 11 million USD