The boundaries between art and life collide through a string quartet's obsession with perfection.
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they prepare for their 25th anniversary concert, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.
Inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, 'A Late Quartet' is an homage to chamber music, the power of art to transform and, lately, a melancholy swan song for the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman.
★★★★ "Insightful and incandescent, this is a film for both music lovers and movie lovers" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★ "A movie with clarity and grown-up complexity" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian