Allegro

Allegro (2005)

Allegro first published by Film4 Summary: In Christoffer Boe’s soulful sci-fi, a classical pianist must rediscover lost love and buried memories before giving the recital of his life. Review: Where Christoffer Boe’s Cannes-wowing 2003 debut Reconstruction told the story of a diffident lover who discovers, after leaving his girlfriend, that the entire world has forgotten who…

Tonic

Tonic (2023)

“I’m a fucking pianist, that’s how I make my living,” says Sebastian Poe (Billy Blair) near the beginning of writer/director Derek Presley’s Tonic. “I got these fingers, that’s it.” In mentioning his ‘fingers’, Sebastian is unconsciously alluding to James Toback’s Fingers (1978) which, like Jacques Audiard’s remake The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) and…