For lovers of music, Kathleen Ferrier is truly unique. Her international career spanned just eight years between 1946 and 1953, but it was enough to place her amongst the greatest singers of all time.
Drawing on a wealth of recently discovered material sourced from archives around the world, including intimate home movies and photographs, Melbourne filmmaker Diane Perelsztejn sheds new light on Ferrier's remarkable life and meteoric rise to fame.
Intertwined with digitally re-mastered recordings of her finest performances, including some that have never been released, the film also features a rare sound interview recorded at the peak of her career, lending Ferrier's distinctive voice to the story. This is a stirring portrait of an extraordinary woman in love with life and music, whose glorious voice enthralled the world. Narrated by Charlotte Rampling.
Director Diane Perelsztejn joins us for a Q&A session following the screening on Saturday 8 September with guests Benjamin Northey (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) and Julia Nafisi (Melbourne Music Conservatorium). Facilitated by Philippa Hawker (The Age).