Institute History

  • 1983 Directors Lab


A highly charged drama set in the international world of classical music. It is about a string quartet who have performed together for the last 20 years. When the leader and founder of the group suffers from an unknown illness, each performer looks to himself personally and professionally, weighing the future of the quartet, the importance of friendship, and the inevitability of change.


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