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Speaking in Strings Details

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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is not the sort of person you might expect a world-renowned classical violinist to be; she likes to drink beer and shoot pool, she chain smokes cigarettes, she cracks a lot of jokes, and she is obsessed with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (especially Captain Kirk). She's also known for the extremely emotional nature of her performances, which have fascinated some audiences and enraged others. Speaking in Strings, directed by Paola di Florio (a longtime friend of the violinist), proves that's no accident. Prone to mood swings, Salerno-Sonnenberg discusses her bouts with depression and a suicide attempt; as well as a finger injury that nearly derailed her career; and her thoughts on the link between music and human emotions. A telling look at an unusual and compelling musician, Speaking in Strings premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 28, 1999

Awards

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Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paola di Florio Best Documentary Feature 1999 Nominee

Crew

Paola di Florio
Director
Paola di Florio
Producer
Lilibet Foster
Producer
Peter Rader
Cinematographer
David Safian
Cinematographer
Ellen Goldwasser
Editor
Cindy Rosenberg
Associate Producer
Elizabeth Rodgers
Associate Producer
Paola di Florio
Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Fried
First Assistant Editor
Manny Madla
First Assistant Editor
Dorene O'Malley
First Assistant Editor
Frank Strauss
First Assistant Editor
Judson Pratt
First Assistant Editor
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