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Janine Jansen Falling for Stradivari

North American Premiere

Janine Jansen Falling for Stradivari

Gerald Fox

United Kingdom | 2021 | 1 h 20 min
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A captivating film about the Dutch musical genius Janine Jansen, and the recording of her unique album with twelve of the most valuable Stradivarius violins in the world. Accompanied by Sir Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera in London, the film follows Janine from Stockholm, her hometown, to London. During an eventful ten days, she meets the priceless violins, selects the works that suit them best, and learns their stories and weaknesses in order to record the album. This exciting film intimately explores what makes these world-renowned stringed instruments so unique, but also the enormous humour, spark, and energy that drives two of the world’s greatest musicians at the height of their careers
Director Gerald Fox
Director of Photography Douglas Hartington
Executive Production Jack Oliver
Editing Una Bernand
Artist Janine Jansen, Antonio Pappano

In Partnership with

Palais Montcalm


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Saturday, march 26, 2022, 05:30 p.m. — 07:30 p.m.


Gerald Fox

Gerald Fox

Gerry Fox is a filmmaker who has won major awards throughout his career for his films about the world’s leading artists including Natalia Osipova, Gilbert and George, Marc Quinn, Gerhard Richter, Robert Frank and Bill Viola. His awards include the BAFTA, The Royal Television Society Best Arts Film, The Grierson Best Arts Documentary, The Grand Prize at The Festival of Films on Art in Montreal, the Chicago Gold Hugo and The Prix Italia. In the last few years he has made several full-length films for cinema release including Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s, Marc Quinn Making Waves and most recently in conjunction with Sky Arts, Curzon Cinemas and Picturehouse Cinemas Force of Nature Natalia about legendary dancer Natalia Osipova, Burning Man: Art on Fire. In 2019 his feature film Leaving Home Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank was released theatrically across the United States to wide critical acclaim. Gerald Fox also directed the UK released feature film Mother’s Milk, based on the acclaimed novel by Edward St Aubyn. The film won eight major awards including Best Film and Best Director at the Monaco International Film Festival.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Janine Jansen Falling for Stradivari (2021)
Burning Man: Art on Fire (2020)
Force of Nature Natalia (2019)
Imagine: Bill Viola: the Road to St Paul’s (2019)
Bill Viola: the Road to St Paul’s (2017)

In the same session

Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings

Saturday, march 26, 2022, 05:30 p.m.

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