CODA: Life with Music

22

96 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: November 22, 2019 – International Film Festival of India
Release date: June 3, 2022 – Canada
Production company: Clinamen Films Production
Distributor: Filmoption International

Coda is a film about music. Henry Cole (Sir Patrick Stewart) is an acclaimed pianist who returns to the stage after a prolonged hiatus. During his inaugural concert, he is afflicted with a severe case of stage fright and barely avoids disaster. In the following days, his condition worsens, he becomes more and more unstable and his career is hanging by a thread. Bewildered and ready to pack it in, he meets Helen Morrison, a former pianist turned music critic, who wants to write an article on him. She asks for an interview. A reserved and austere man, Henry declines. Helen persists and eventually gains his trust. A peculiar relationship develops between the two, based on love of music and a shared sensibility. Henry feels fortified and wants to resume his concert tour. Helen worries that this renewed confidence is only superficial. She suggests a trip, to attend a concert in a remote place, Sils-Maria in the Swiss Alps. In a time of personal crisis, she once found her answer there. Perhaps he can now find his.

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Crew:

Producer:

Nicolas Comeau

Executive Producer:

Nicolas Comeau
Louis Godbout
Sybilla Hesse
Claude Lalonde

Director:

Claude Lalonde

Screenwriter:

Louis Godbout

Cinematographer:

Guy Dufaux

Editor:

Claude Palardy

Production Designer:

Camille Parent

Art Director:

Guillaume Couture

Costume Designer:

Ginette Magny

Cast: Roles:

Patrick Stewart
Katie Holmes
Giancarlo Esposito
Christoph Gaugler
Don Anderson
Victor Andrés Turgeon-Trelles
Abdul Ayoola
Sacha Bissonnette
Letitia Brookes
Violette Chauveau
Drew Davis
Frank Fontaine
Amélie Glenn
Nicholas Haze
Robert Higden
Christian Jadah
Patrick Mallette
Beat Marti
Cédric Noël
Sabrina Reeves
Patrick Ryan
Serhiy Salov
Silvana Sanchez
Benoît Sarrasin
Frank Schorpion
Paul Stewart
Catherine St-Laurent
Paul Van Dyck
Ramin Nikoo

Henry Cole
Helen Morrison
Paul
Felix
Third Reporter
Photographer
Guard
Bellhop
Maya
Francine
Daniel
First Reporter
Mother
Attendant
Customer
Doorman
Singer Baryton
Beethoven
Richard
Henry’s Wife
Bike Keeper
Ukrainian Pianist
Hotel Employee
Jazz Bar Pianist
Manager
Pianist Baryton
Jessie
Second Reporter