Jun 8, 2010
A SONG TO REMEMBER
USA 1944 / 113 min
Dir: Charles Vidor, cast: Cornel Wilde (Chopin), Paul Muni, Merle Oberon
Plot (from a story by Ernst Marischka) introduces Chopin as a prodigy at 11, with Paul Muni playing the old music master who easily recognizes his genius. When 22, the student and teacher flee to Paris after Chopin refuses to perform for the Russian governor. Young Franz Liszt befriends the newcomer and is directly responsible in getting him recognition.
Cornel Wilde career took off after he played Chopin in this movie (1944), for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. So, looking promising.
Czeslaw Wollejko, as Chopin from yesterday, did good job. The movie itself would been better without the unnatural policy, what could been so easily cut out.
Jun 7, 2010
FILM WEEK CELEBRATING FRYDERYK CHOPIN'S 200th ANNIVERSARY7 - 11 JUNE 2010AT PÜHA KATARIINA KIRIK (St. Catherine's Church)
This I have been waiting for all year! I love those mini film festivals! Usually they are connected to Germany like last year theme was "after war, before wall" and before that movies made by Ernst Lubitsch. This year it is about Chopin, but selection is still very interesting for me.
today: YOUTH OF CHOPIN
Poland 1952 / 121 min
This Polish-made biofilm of composer Frederic Chopin (Czeslaw Wollejko) centers on the life of the young artist in 1825-31, as he becomes caught up in the nation's rising tide of revolutionary spirit.
Katariina Church at Vene street is just right place were to show old movies, don't you think?
Jun 2, 2010
Until 21.06 Kaire Rannik has lovely exhibition " Inonotus obliquus" in safe room in A-Galerii. Clever way to exhibit her jewellery. Here two of my favorites, witch one were your favorites?
And in Müürivahe 33 five blacksmith boys are exhibiting their work until 30.06. Sorry for bad photo, looks better in real life :)