This German-produced documentary slated for release on 19 October follows the violinist on a personal pilgrimage undertaken in 2016.

Hope revisits his roots and through his travels we learn of the forces that shaped him as a person and a musician, from his Jewish grandparents who fled Nazi Germany to South Africa, via his own parents’ opposition to the apartheid regime and subsequent expulsion, and the influence of his great mentor Yehudi Menuhin.

As well as members of the Hope family, the documentary features conversations with Zamira Menuhin, Menahem Pressler, Zakhar Bron and others.

The film has not yet secured UK or US distribution - further details and updates can be seen on the Mindjazz Pictures website.


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