As Europe erupts into World War II, 9-year-old Martin comes to love his new brother Dovidl, a highly gifted violin prodigy of the same age and recent Polish-Jewish refugee to London. But hours before Dovidl’s debut concert performance at the age of 21, he vanishes without a trace, causing shame and ruin for their family. A lifetime later, a young violinist shows a 56-year-old Martin a stylistic flourish that could only have been taught by Dovidl. This triggers Martin’s odyssey overseas in search of his lost brother, one that will lead to surprising revelations for both men and for Helen, the woman who stood between them.
Closed captioned screening on Monday, March 2 at 7:00pm.
“Literate, sober, soulful.” — New York Times
“[The Song of Names] remains among the better serious, adult-oriented films of this holiday season.” — Gary Goldstein, L.A. Times
“It’s a fine kind of film. It feels like a classic, Oscar-baity film of yesteryear.” — Amy Nicholson, NPR
Norman Lebrecht (based on the novel by), Jeffrey Caine (screenplay)
Clive Owen, Tim Roth, Jonah Hauer-King, Catherine McCormack