The first trailer and poster for director Yaron Zilberman’s drama A Late Quartet have been released. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Mark Invanir as members of a world-renowned string quartet struggling to stay together “as they mark their 25th anniversary in the face of illness, competing egos, and insuppressible lust.” The trailer gives the viewer the feeling of watching a really great play, and it appears that we’re in for a masterclass of acting with stellar performances from the whole cast. Moreover, hearing Walken describe the intricacies of classical music in a way that only he can is pure bliss.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Imogen Poots and Liraz Charhi and will screen as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, which is currently in progress.
Here’s the synopsis for A Late Quartet:
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert — quite possibly their last — only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.