Posted January 04, 2013

posted January 4, 2013

Quartet – a new film directed by Dustin Hoffman

The film, based on a play by Ronald Harwood, is the first directorial effort of Dustin Hoffman. Set in Beecham House (yes, that Beecham) a retirement home for musicians, Quartet is modeled after the famed Casa Verdi. The film stars Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly and in a cameo performance, Wagnerian diva  – Dame Gwyneth Jones.

The film has already been released in the U.K. and Canada and is scheduled to be in theaters in the U.S. on January 11th. Quartet has been well received in screeningss at many film festivals.

Maggie Smith is nominated for a 2013 Golden Globe Award for her perfomance in Quartet.