37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Song of Names


An emotional detective story spread over two continents and half a century, this deeply moving saga centers on young violin prodigy Dovidl, a recent Polish-Jewish refugee to London, at the start of World War II. Hours before his debut performance, the young man mysteriously vanishes without a trace and his brother Martin is left without any information regarding his whereabouts. This unwavering drama about friendship, betrayal, and reconciliation illustrates both the horrors of war and sibling rivalry with pulsing musical revelations. From acclaimed filmmaker François Girard comes a stylistic and emotionally stunning film that shows how within the darkest of mysteries, sometimes only music has the power to illuminate the truth, heal, and redeem. Introduction by Asher Biemann (UVA)

This film is part of the Israeli and Jewish Film series supported by Congregation Beth Israel


Sunday, October 27


7:30 PM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Francois Girard

Runtime: 113 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2019

Country: Canada

Language: English

Featuring: Tim Roth, Clive Owen, Catherine McCormack, Jonah Hauer-King, Gerran Howell, Luke Doyle, Misha Handley