"An immaculate work of cinema, exquisitely shot and unimpeachably assembled." - Nicolas Rapold, ArtForum

"An otherworldly revelation, a beguiling film, one whose steady, exquisitely crafted frames only amplify the strength of emotions thrumming just beneath them." - Leonardo Goi, The Film Stage

"The language of criticism, or even description, remains too crude to account for the rightness of Schanelec's montage." - Phil Coldiron, Cinema Scope

The myth of Oedipus is at the core of Angela Schanelec’s (I WAS AT HOME, BUT…) quietly colossal MUSIC. On a stormy night in the mountains of Greece, a newborn child is abandoned. Years later, we meet him as an incarcerated young man, who has fallen in love with a prison warden. The two form a connection, expressed through music, that will, by turns, haunt the rest of their days. A lyrical, elliptical puzzle box that reveals itself slowly and deliberately, MUSIC is not so much understood as it is felt, an enigmatic exploration of myth and an intricate visual poem. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival 

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu