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Tony Palmer’s Classic Film -The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka. The Mystery of Chopin

Tony Palmer’s Classic Film -The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka. The Mystery of Chopin
ID: TPDVD160
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Format: DVD, NTSC
Color mode: Colour and Black and White
Language: English, German Voice Over
Subtitles: German, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: United States Dist
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
Run Time: 109 minutes

Performance Credits
Paul Rhys (Films)(Biography) -Chopin
Penelope Wilton (Films)(Biography) - Delfina/Paulina
John Shrapnel (Films) - Iwaszkiewic
Corin Redgrave (Films)(Biography) - Actor
Terence Rigby - Sydow
Patricia Quinn - George Sand
John Fortune -Actor
John Bird - Actor
Peter Woodthorpe - Actor
Michael Gough -Actor
Vernon Dobtcheff - Actor

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer - Director, Editor
Michela Antonello - Producer Writers
Rob Ayling - Executive Producer
Clive Barda -Cinematographer
David Forrest - Executive Producer

Reissue of director Tony Palmer’s 1999 feature film.
In 1945, the new Polish Government asked for the heart of Chopin previously buried in Paris. A woman called Paulina Czernika approached the Polish Government claiming to have some love letters from the composer to her greatgrandmother, the Countess Delfina Potocka. Eventually alarmed, the Ministry began a witch-hunt against Madame Czernika - Delfina Potocka was the only woman to whom Chopin had dedicated any music - these letters were said to be pornographic, anti-Semitic and thoroughly damaging to the image of the composer as a Polish hero. Czernika ‘committed suicide’ on 17th October 1949, 100 years to the day after the death of Chopin - or was she murdered, and if so, why? Were the letters in fact forgeries? And what was the truth about Delfina Potocka?
Tony Palmer’s dramatised film tells the story of Czernika Potocka, probing a veritable mystery in a series of parallel scenes from 1945 and 1845. New light is shed on Chopin himself, not least in the interpretation of the music brought to life miraculously by the beautiful young Russian pianist, Valentina Igoshina.
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All My Loving? The films of Tony Palmer, Classical

All My Loving? The films of Tony Palmer, Classical
ID: TPDVD154
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary

Actors: Patrick Allen, Lulu, George Martin, Anthony Burgess, Derek Taylor
Directors: Tony Palmer

Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: 0, All Regions
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Voiceprint
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2010
Run Time: 155 minutes


I, Berlioz --
The world of Peter Sellers --
Margot Fonteyn --
The harvest of sorrow (Rachmaninoff) --
Maria Callas --
Menuhin, a family portrait --
At the haunted end of the day (William Walton) --
O thou transcendent (Vaughn Williams) --
John Osborne and the gift of friendship --
Wagner --
A time there was (Benjamin Britten) --
Testimony (Dmitri Shostakovich) --
In from the cold? (Richard Burton) --
Once, at a border (Igor Stravinsky) --
England, my England (Henry Purcell) --
O, Fortuna! (Carl Orff & Carmina Burana) --
God Rot Turnbridge Wells (Handel) --
Puccini --
Brahms and the little singing girls --
Parsifal --
The kindness of strangers (André Previn) --
Hindemith : a pilgrim's progress --
Hero : Bobby Moore --
The Salzburg Festival.


All My Loving? The Films of Tony Palmer is the first book length study of a man who, in a career of over forty years, has directed and produced more than a hundred documentary and theatrical films, directed stage plays and operas, authored books and columns, hosted radio and television programs, and garnered dozens of awards, including multiple Italia Prizes (television’s most coveted award) - “the best director in television,” according to Ken Russell. Palmer takes us backstage to protest-and-acidfueled rock concerts with his friend John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, glittering Las Vegas shows with Michael Crawford, legendary ballet performances with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, memorable stage productions with Richard Burton and playwright John Osborne, politically-charged operas with John Adams and Peter Sellars, and music festivals with Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh, Plácido Domingo in Salzburg, Yehudi Menuhin in London, Maria Callas in Paris and Valery Gergiev in St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. Palmer knew them all.
In the words of renowned film critic and historian David Thomson “Palmer has made an absolutely unique contribution to films about art and music. A genius sitting in our own backyard.”
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