The Italian Violin
Review by Helen San
THE ITALIAN KEY is a Finnish English-language feature film about a 19 year old orphan named Cabella who is left homeless after her caretaker, Max, dies. Her only inheritance is a key to an empty, run-down villa in Italy. With nowhere else to go, she moves into the villa, makes new friends, and changes lives, including her own. The picture was filmed on location in the UK, Italy, and India.
In the period before theatrical release, The Italian Key has already won several minor film festival awards, including the Las Vegas Film Festival , Honolulu Film Awards, and Feel Good Film Awards (Best Feel Good Feature Film). What is more relevant to this review is that THE ITALIAN KEY score by composer TUOMAS KANTELINEN also won the top honor (Outstanding Achievement) at the 2011 Park City Film Music Festival for both the director's and audience choices.,,