What happens to child prodigies when they grow up? Since the age of five, Marika Bournaki has been focused on becoming a world-class pianist. This candid documentary follows Marika from age 12 to 20, revealing the sacrifice, determination and luck required to make it in the cutthroat world of classical music. From backstage tears and adolescent rebellion, to the halls of Juilliard and on the road to rehearsal rooms around the world, the journey is fraught with conflict and challenges. Diva antics aside, the film tells the story of a talented young artist discovering her own musical identity.
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Christmas Music from Rosslyn Chapel
This wonderfully atmospheric setting is the venue for this programme of traditional carols celebrating Christmas. There is no better way to get in the...
War Art with Eddie Redmayne
War art captures in images what is beyond description - the horror of battle, its devastating aftermath. Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne takes an intensely...
The Royal Ballet performs one of the most-loved classical ballets in a dazzling production originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score, this...
Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of The Late Years
Simon Schama, one of the world’s leading experts on Rembrandt, assesses the Dutch master's final works as he faced the challenges...
In the small mountain town of Heber Springs, the eccentric Arkansas portrait photographer known as Mike Disfarmer captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America during the two...
Snapshot: The Art of Photography
This six-part series showcases innovative Canadian photographers from across the creative spectrum.
Jingle Bell Rocks!
A pop culture pilgrimage into the odd and irreverent universe of alternative and underground Christmas music, featuring an eclectic cast of collectors, critics, musicians and songs.
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song
This documentary profiles the life of Marlene Dietrich, revealing the passionate artist and political activist beneath Dietrich's glamorous facade. Features...