Chopin Saved My Life

Chopin Saved My Life

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This emotionally charged documentary reveals how Frèdèric Chopin's Ballade Number 1 has transformed the lives of two young pianists from opposite sides of the world.

From BAFTA and Emmy award-winning director James Kent, Japanese tsunami survivor Momoka explains Chopin's Ballade embodies the anguish she feels but doesn’t allow to surface. While in Glasgow, Paul, who’s recovering from his fifth brain surgery, credits its emotional pull for the return of his memory.

Chopin's masterwork is less than ten minutes long, yet Kent’s film powerfully illustrates how it can still transform lives in extraordinary ways. With contributions from some of the world’s greatest pianists, including Lang Lang and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Cast & Crew

(Director), Lang Lang (Self)

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