Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.
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Bengali Sushila Sen and her son, Manek, relocate from India to London after Sushila's relationship with her husband fails. Sushila struggles with everyday living. A child piano prodigy, Manek's schoolteacher refers him to a piano teacher, Irina Sousatzka, a Russian immigrant renowned for her teaching skills. Irina forms a strong bond with Manek, not only teaching him piano but also valuable life lessons. Disagreements arise, as Manek does not want anyone to run his life for him, but nevertheless the training progresses. Sushila, a baker and seller of Indian cuisine, loses an important client after her hair is found in one of her baked goods. To help his mother, Manek feels pressure to use his piano skills to earn some money. This is against Irina's wishes, however, as she is trying to protect Manek from her own negative experiences as a young concert pianist. She believes no student should perform until they are ready. But Manek, encouraged by a pushy music agent, decides to perform ... Written by
Sweet hearted at it's core ..the relationships of how people care and become important to each other unfolds at the right pace in this story. It is acted so well that although not an exciting picture it seems to flow quickly through the story. There is an interesting sub plot as to what kind of love is going on between the mother...who is absolutely beautiful The other tenant...Twiggy....who is very sexy and who is a young boys...well actually old boys to...dream girl. And of course Shirley Mac.... who mentors and is so very attached to him ....that I was trying to figure out what was up with the way they viewed this young man. Really lovely music to...
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