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Sarabande (4/6)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Rhombus
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 55 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1997
Available in French: No

A missed limousine; a masterclass; a doctor's office; a recital. Inspired by the moods and emotions of Bach's Suite No. 4, Sarabande is a dramatic film written and directed by feature film director Atom Egoyan ("Felicia's Journey", "The Sweet Hereafter"). The film weaves together numerous stories in a series of coincidences intimating themes of generosity and exchange. The film examines the effect of music on the everyday lives of the characters and the value of music to healing, especially in relation to the Bach cello suites.

Awards: Golden Spire, San Francisco International Film Festival; Best Short Dramatic Program, Gemini Awards; Best Direction, Le Nombre d'Or-International Widescreen Festival, Amsterdam

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