THE PORTRAIT OF A CHILDHOOD PRODIGY
Idil Biret was five years old when she played piano to the Turkish President. Two years later, the Congress passed “Idil’s Law” which allowed her to study in Paris. Away from her friends, in an alien city, the little kid was now working under the strict supervision of Nadia Boulanger. Her path crossed with legendary pianists such as Alfred Cortot, Wilhelm Kempff and Arthur Rubinstein who later recalled, “the first time I heard her play it brought tears to my eyes”. And yet, İdil dreamed of running away to Siberia becoming free again.
Director & Editor : Eytan IPEKER