THE SONG OF NAMES
Feature Narrative | 108 minutes

HIFF 2019

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This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/12/2019 and 10/13/2019
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Directed By
François Girard

Produced By
Robert Lantos
Lyse Lafontaine
Nick Hirschkorn

Written By
Jeffrey Caine

Featuring
Tim Roth
Clive Owen
Catherine McCormack
Jonah Hauer-King
Gerran Howell
Luke Doyle
Misha Handley


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US Premiere

2019 | English | Canada

On the night of what is to be the first public performance of a young Polish musical prodigy, his best friend finds that the musician is missing and announces to the audience that the performance must be cancelled. Decades later, Martin (Tim Roth) begins a journey to discover what happened to his childhood friend, a once-celebrated virtuoso whose experience with the Holocaust would shape the rest of their lives. For his latest grand-scale historical drama, director François Girard returns to the sweeping themes of his breakout work, 1997’s THE RED VIOLIN, in this powerful depiction of the longstanding effect of World War II and mass execution on a generation of Europeans, aided by remarkable performances from Roth, Clive Owen, Saul Rubinek, and the two newcomer leads at its center.