From Mozart to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. This poignant documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.
Audience Award-Best Documentary – Miami Jewish Film Festival
Best of Fest – Palm Springs International Film Festival
“A love story on many levels — Perlman’s love of music, of the violin, of life itself...” –Ray Rogers, Hollywood Reporter