Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.
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Festivals and Awards
- Winner: Audience Award - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 2018
- Winner: Audience Award - Miami Jewish Film Festival, 2018
- Winner: Best of Fest - Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2018
- Winner: Audience Award for Best Documentary - Honolulu Jewish Film Festival, 2018
- Winner, Audience Award for Best Documentary - Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, 2018
- Winner: Festival Award, Best Feature Film Comedy - Sedona International Film Festival, 2018
|Cast||Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda, Billy Joel, Evgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich|
|Language||English, Hebrew w/English subtitles|