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If there’s anyone who personifies the resilience, the vision and ultimately the contribution of the Jewish people, it’s Itzhak Perlman. The violin is the chosen instrument of Perlman, the vehicle he has used to overcome his own challenges and express himself to the world. In Perlman and his music, we hear the story of obstacles and survival, we trace the path of the Jewish people from the chaos of Europe to the promise of Israel, we see the comfort of home and family and witness how humor and talent combine with discipline and drive. We hear his tales of growing up as the child of polish survivors - where his mastery of the instrument takes him from his small neighborhood in Tel Aviv to the world’s most prominent stages - we hear his perspective on music and life. Through Itzhak Perlman, we’re able to see an artist at work, a modern Jewish family embracing its heritage while living in a world of changing expectations, and how the legacy of both the Jewish people and the violin are knitted together in one remarkable human being.

  • Director: Alison Chernick
  • Country: USA
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Year: 2018
  • Run Time: 01:23:00
  • imdb Score: 7.8/10 (56 votes)
  • Language: English
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  • Cast: Itzhak Perlman
"Good music and good company make ITZHAK a pleasure, though those seeking a methodical career overview should look elsewhere than this genial personality sketch of the world-famous violinist."
Dennis Harvey - VARIETY

"A musical masterpiece. Captures the life, work and heritage of world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman."
- ATLANTA JEWISH WEEKLY

"Heavenly music and compelling commentary from one of the world's foremost violinists who is also a mensch."
Harvey S. Karten - BIG APPLE REVIEWS

"The makers of the irresistible character-study doc Itzhak capture Itzhak Perlman’s characteristic warmth and bravado through short, anecdote-centric scenes that make the Israeli American violinist sound like a big-hearted raconteur who’s just dying to tell you everything about himself."
Simon Abrams - VILLAGE VOICE

"It's less concerned with covering the totality of his life than evoking his life force, which is good-humored, earthy and inspiring."
Matt Zoller Seitz - ROGEREBERT.COM

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