Four Last Songs (film)
|Four Last Songs|
|Directed by||Francesca Joseph|
|Produced by||Ruth Caleb|
|Written by||Francesca Joseph|
|Music by||Dan Jones|
Larry (Stanley Tucci), an ex-pat piano player, settled in a remote island village seven years ago. Now he runs a small boutique hotel with his girlfriend, Miranda (Jessica Hynes). Every evening he plays the piano at a local restaurant to inattentive customers; all this has left him highly unsatisfied, and he has always wanted to do something big in life. So one day he decides to host a gala concert dedicated to a native son and noted composer, Valentin Lucinsky, whose widow Veronica (Marisa Paredes) still resides in a grand villa in the village.
At first Larry manages to convince Veronica to allow the concert to be held at the local amphitheatre, where famous pianist Narcisco Ortega (Virgile Bramly) would play her late great spouse's music, 'chosen by her'. Though soon things start to go awry, as his long lost daughter Frankie (Jena Malone) arrives out of the blue, looking for him, another social-climber, Sebastian Burrows (Hugh Bonneville), latches on to the project convincing Veronica to give it to him and Larry's girlfriend grows suspicious of his relationship with the composer's former muse, Helena (Emmanuelle Seigner), who leads a secluded life on the island. As the movie progresses several sub plots reveal a variety of estrangements between various key characters, and gradually they are healed amidst the rising melodrama surrounding the concert.
- Stanley Tucci - Larry
- Rhys Ifans - Dickie
- Hugh Bonneville - Sebastian Burrows
- Jena Malone - Frankie
- Jessica Hynes - Miranda (as Jessica Stevenson)
- Karl Johnson - Erico
- Virgile Bramly - Narcisco Ortega
- Marisa Paredes - Veronica
- Emmanuelle Seigner - Helena
- María Esteve - Sweetie
The film was shot entirely on location on the island of Mallorca (Majorca) in the Mediterranean Sea - part of the Balearic Islands archipelago, in Spain. The Spanish version of the film is titled 'Mallorca's Song'.
- Casting Director - Karen Lindsay Stewart
- Production Designer - John Stevenson
- Costume designer - Julian Day
- Production Company - BBC Films
- Domestic Video Distributor - Anchor Bay Entertainment