Karim's Journey

A film by Christopher Nupen and Karim Said

This movie is the story of a virtuoso. On July 15th, 2000 Karim Said was invited by Daniel Barenboim to give a concert at the Weimar Belvedere Music School. He played Mendelssohn's Rondo Capricioso while David Barendoïm and Christopher Nupen were in the audience, baffled by the emotion the 11 years-old pianist transmitted. "What you cannot learn, he already knows" were Barenboim's words to Christopher Nupen, who decided to make a film about the young Jordanian born pianist.

Interviews with his parents and teachers reconstitute the personal travels it takes to become a world renowned pianist and to take the pressure of early success. Christopher Nupen juxtaposed Beautiful images of Karim Said's concerts, interviews and also images of his first steps at conducting.

Karim Saïd

Movie director : Christopher Nupen

Duration : 58 min
Production date : 2008
Production : © Allegro Films
Available version(s) : EN

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