Italian Film Festival

The Music of Silence

Info: Italy, 2017, 115 mins, DCP, 19+

Language: English, Italian with English subtitles

Director: Michael Radford

Cast: Tony Sebastian, Antonio Banderas, Jordi Molla, Luisa Ranieri


  • Tuesday January 9, 2018 - 8:30 pm

Andrea Bocelli gets the biopic treatment in this lush, respectful film from Il Postino director Michael Radford. Bocelli, here lightly disguised as “Amos”, wanted to sing opera for as long as he can remember. But the heavenly voice that was his birthright was accompanied by partial blindness, and his road to fame and fulfillment was not an easy one. Antonio Banderas contributes a scene-stealing (and funny) turn as the maestro who takes the young singer under his tutelage and back on track after a period of doubt and despair. The music, of course, is sublime.

(Note: English language version.)