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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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THE SONG OF NAMES
(PG-13) 113min
[partly in Yiddish, Hebrew, & German with subtitles]
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From director François Girard (The Red Violin) and screenwriter Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) bring Norman Lebrecht’s award-winning novel to life with this beautifully told and literate portrait of redemption and forgiveness, and the responsibility of those who survive. Dovidl is a young Polish violin prodigy, rescued from the Holocaust as his father finds him a home in London; Martin becomes his new brother. On the eve of his concert debut, Dovidl disappears, to the shame and ruin of his adopted family. Years later, Martin (Tim Roth) meets a student with the same technique as Dovidl, and embarks on an odyssey to locate him. Music created for the film is by Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings).