Yaron Zilberman

A Late Quartet

United States 2012
In English with Finnish subtitles
105 min
Suitable for audiences aged 7 and above
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Screenplay: Yaron Zilberman & Seth Grossman
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, Imogen Poots, Anne Sofie von Otter, Wallace Shawn, Nina Lee
Production: Yaron Zilberman, Mandy Tagger, Vanessa Coifman, David Faigenblum, Emanuel Michael, Tamar Sela / Opening Night Productions & RKO Pictures
Print Source: SF Studios


In the 25th year of their career together, a famous string quartet receives some devastating news. Peter, their cellist, has been diagnosed in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. This bombshell interrupts the steady pace of their work and exposes personal issues that have long remained latent. A Late Quartet does one of the most interesting things any film can do. It shows how skilled professionals work. I knew about string quartets in general. Now I know more about them in practice, especially about how they require four talented individuals to form into one disciplined voice. I suspect any serious music lover will be convinced that Yaron Zilberman's film knows what it is talking about.

Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com