The Townsville Cinema Group and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music are pleased to present the Australian premiere screening of Daniel Kutschinski's awarded film “4” (Best Film at Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2015).
4 is an independent cinema documentary on one of the world's most exciting string quartets - the Quatuor Ebène.
The film takes viewers along on the quartet’s tour of Italy, gradually drawing them into the ambivalent interactions that have come to characterise the four musicians’ long-standing relationship. Bolzano, Perugia, Florence and Siena, Salzburg and Berlin, form the involuntary backdrop to a piece about relationships and the antagonism between ambition and reality.
Rather than focusing on the stage performances of the award-winning French Quatuor Ebène, 4 takes us behind the scenes to observe the musical and human processes usually hidden from the eyes of the concert audience: the string quartet’s struggle with scores and interpretational details, with colleague-friends – and with themselves.
The screening will be introduced by AFCM Artistic Director, Kathryn Stott.
94 minutes |spoken languages: French, German, English | subtitles: English
Tickets available at the Cinema Box Office on the day