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THE PETER OBERLANDER MEMORIAL FILM – Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. 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, humour, and above all, love.

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CountryUSA, Israel
DirectorAlison Chernick
CastItzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda, Billy Joel, Evgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich
Runtime 82 min
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew w/English subtitles
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