"...a tragic fairy tale drenched in otherworldly visual splendor." - Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES is the breathtakingly beautiful and long-awaited second feature from Stephen and Timothy Quay. On the eve of her wedding, the beautiful opera singer Malvina is mysteriously killed and abducted by a malevolent Dr. Droz. Felisberto, an innocent piano tuner, is summoned to Droz's secluded villa to service his strange musical automatons. Little by little, Felisberto learns of the doctor's plans to stage a "diabolical opera" and of Malvina's fate. He secretly conspires to rescue her, only to become trapped himself in the web of Droz's perverse universe.
Cast & Crew
- Awards & Accolades
- Special Mention Locarno International Film Festival 2005
- Golden Leopard Nominee Locarno International Film Festival 2005
- Best Special Effects Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2005
- Best Film Nominee Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2005
Reviews(see the best reviews)
This shows great understanding of how some very strange real world machinations work. That makes it truly frightening, and relevant, and for many, it could be triggering. Yet, what a beautiful way to approach living in a world in which such identity stealing manipulations can be a heavy subject? The movie honors the seriousness of it but the film is intensely beautiful the whole way through, as all of theirs are.
A moving film of love that is shown a in stunning and dreamy visuals. The many forms of love are represented in this film.
An enchantingly beatiful film that transports the viewer into the secret world of believable fantasy..There are so many magical moments in the fast moving plot several viewings, for me,were needed ,but, well worth the time. This film stands alone in the world of artistic filmaking..