The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka - The Mystery of Chopin

20/04/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 20/04/2001
  |  167 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Tony Palmer's feature-length dramatisation of the events surrounding the discovery in 1945 of a bundle of love letters written by the great composer Frederic Chopin (Paul Rhys) to the Polish Countess Delfina Potocka. After Potocka's granddaughter, Paulina Czernika (Penelope Wilton), approaches the Communist Polish government with the letters, a tragic series of events is set in motion with parallels to Chopin's own experiences a century earlier. Also included is a concert performance of Chopin's work by Russian pianist Valentina Igoshina.