For those of us who may not know a vibrato from a pizzicato, Josh Aronson’s entertaining film about the master cello teacher Paul Katz and some of his talented students provides an insider’s look at what it takes to merge technical savvy with soul and expression.
Filmed over 7 years, this inspiring film about the power of music to enhance lives is a window into the mysterious world of the artist, the passion that can grip and sustain a young player from childhood through life, and the sacrifice and dedication a budding artist needs to fulfill one’s talent. The film focuses on master cello teacher Paul Katz as he guides gifted players through the struggles of mastering the cello. It becomes clear that the study of music not only prepares wonderful musicians, but builds self-esteem and a cultural and aesthetic character that will be profoundly important throughout life.
“Fabulous – full of wisdom , warmth and compassion… captures that rare magical process of a master teacher at work that made me feel he was not just teaching cello students…it was a lesson to all of us.” – Yo-Yo Ma
“Talent Has Hunger is beautiful. It shows that great teachers are the rarest, most precious, and, yes, the most gifted among all of us.” – Emanuel Ax
(US / 2016 / Directed by Josh Aronson)
ur / 82 mins.