Quartet red carpet movie premiere; Dendy, Opera Quays, Sydney, Australia...
'Quartet' enjoyed its Sydney, Australia movie premiere at Dendy Opera Quays this afternoon, appropriately with the Sydney Opera House in the background.
A curious Sydney crowd of both Sydney-siders and visitors gathered to see what all the fuss was about on this very warm arvo. It was all about generating publicity for this new release from movie powerhouse, Paramount Pictures. The movie is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but if your into sophisticated music, opera and that kind of thing, this movie is for you. You're either going to love or hate this movie which marks the directing debut for Dustin Hoffman. Last month Hoffman received the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Achievement Award at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards.
The tag-line reads 'Four friends must face the music'. Movie reviewers are going to have a field day with the tag-line... especially if they don't appreciate this flick, and expect mixed reviews as its a niche movie if there ever was. This is not one for the action movie crowd to put it mildly.
At a home for retired opera singers, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does.
Director: Dustin Hoffman
Writers: Ronald Harwood (play), Ronald Harwood (screenplay)
Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly
Paramount Pictures Australia
Eva Rinaldi Photography
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