Culture & Tradition
Tuning the Battle
- 1 x 50 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- © NHK / Documentary Japan
- The International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, held every 5 years, is the world's most prestigious piano competition for young pianists. But that's not all. Behind the scenes of this prominent event, another battle of rivalry clashes among professional piano tuners.
In the competition, the pianists are able to select their piano of choice from four piano manufacturers. The delicate technique of the piano tuners can affect the sound of a piano and could even influence the outcome of the contest.
The tuners each hope that their pianos will be selected by many pianists and that the chosen piano will lead one of the pianists to glory. But what waits for them is unexpected happenings and treachery.
Follow the mesmerizing story of the unknown battle of master piano tuners in a quest for victory in a fierce piano competition.
- "Gold Camera"
"Best of Festival Nominee - Documentary"
US International Film & Video Festival, 2017