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  • The Violin Player

  • Original Title:
  • Viulisti
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • A celebrated violin player, Karin, has to end her stellar career after a car accident makes her fingers stop working their magic. She starts teaching students who are twenty years younger than her, only to find herself falling in love with Antti, one of her students. They are not an easy match, both being passionate about the music and overly ambitious about their careers. The Violin Player is a romantic drama about giving up on your dreams and letting your ambitions lead you.

    Director’s Statement: The Violin Player is a story about overwhelming ambitions, the impossibility of abandoning your dreams and the intensity of reaching for those dreams. I want my main characters, Karin and Antti, to cross their social and moral boundaries. They have to and they will search for the point where they never believed they would go. The ambition to be good at what they do will drive them to hurt other people, to humiliate and be humiliated. I recognise myself in these characters.

  • Director:
  • Paavo Westerberg
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  • 120 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Mjölk Movies
    Mikko Tenhunen
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Director Paavo Westerberg started his career as an actor and later moved on to work as a playwright and a theatre director. Paavo has won two Jussi Awards for the best screenplay for the acclaimed films Frozen Land and Frozen City. He is also a Prix Italia nominee for his television series Latent Heat. The Violin Player is his feature film debut.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • The Violin Player Image
  • The Violin Player

  • Viulisti
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Paavo Westerberg
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  • 120 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Mjölk Movies
    Mikko Tenhunen
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • A celebrated violin player, Karin, has to end her stellar career after a car accident makes her fingers stop working their magic. She starts teaching students who are twenty years younger than her, only to find herself falling in love with Antti, one of her students. They are not an easy match, both being passionate about the music and overly ambitious about their careers. The Violin Player is a romantic drama about giving up on your dreams and letting your ambitions lead you.

    Director’s Statement: The Violin Player is a story about overwhelming ambitions, the impossibility of abandoning your dreams and the intensity of reaching for those dreams. I want my main characters, Karin and Antti, to cross their social and moral boundaries. They have to and they will search for the point where they never believed they would go. The ambition to be good at what they do will drive them to hurt other people, to humiliate and be humiliated. I recognise myself in these characters.

  • About the Director:
    Director Paavo Westerberg started his career as an actor and later moved on to work as a playwright and a theatre director. Paavo has won two Jussi Awards for the best screenplay for the acclaimed films Frozen Land and Frozen City. He is also a Prix Italia nominee for his television series Latent Heat. The Violin Player is his feature film debut.