Jan. 30: The Song of Names

Thursday, January 30, 2020
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: François Girard
Canada/Hungary 2019
English; 113 minutes
Rating: PG

Dovidl Rapoport (Jonah Hauer-King), a Polish musical prodigy, fails to show up for his much-anticipated first public performance.
Decades later, Martin (Tim Roth) is reminded of Dovidl by a student at a musical competition and sets out to find him. Consumed by memories of the bond they shared, Martin slowly unravels the
mystery of Dovidl’s disappearance and uncovers elements of the boy’s life too tragic for Martin to have fathomed. Featuring exquisite music, touching performances, and an extremely talented young cast, The Song of Names is an emotionally devastating tale of family, obligation, ambition, and friendship.

Girard proves once again that he’s a master of music. By weaving both original compositions and classic works flawlessly into the film, The Song of Names becomes a solemn reflection on war and a lost brotherhood. Sara Clements, Flick Feast

An emotional performance of the titular Song is the heart and soul of the film. Anne Brodie, What She Said

[The Song of Names] remains among the better serious, adult-oriented films of this holiday season. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times