A Portrait of Esbjörn Svensson

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Sweden | |
Swedish, English | Subtitles in English
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Synopsis

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This documentary invites us into internationally-renowned Swedish pianist Esbjörn Svensson’s world. Passing away at 44 in a deep-sea diving accident, he was considered one of the most prolific jazz musicians of the early 21st century. This film pays tribute to him, shining a light on this generous and immensely talented musician through a series of testimonies from close family members and famous musicians, such as Pat Metheny and Viktoria Tolstoy. Excerpts from radio shows, where Esbjörn shares his philosophical thoughts on music, life, and death, give Tarrodi’s first cinematic work its uniquely solemn and intimate feel.

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