Splendid performances from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener meld with the timeless emotional verities of late Beethoven in A Late Quartet, a mature, satisfying saga about a venerable string ensemble. Walken, a NY music school professor and eminence grise of the Fugue Quartet, stuns his colleagues with the news that illness is about to quicken his retirement, but he may have one last season left in him – if, that is, the ongoing tensions between quartet leader Mark Ivanir and bristling second-violin Hoffman don’t get in the way first…
We’re delighted to offer a fabulous DVD bundle (containing A Winter’s Bone, Animal Kingdom and Orlando) as the prize in our competition celebrating A Late Quartet, which screens at the IFI until April 25th. Courtesy of Artificial Eye.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below and submit your details before midnight, Thursday April 18th!
Which position does Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character Robert play in the string quartet? Need a hint?
Watch the trailer
Competition closes at 12am (midnight) on Thursday, April 18th 2013. The winner will be contacted by email the following day. (See IFI Terms and Conditions regarding prizes and competitions.)
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