Piano to Zanskar is an award-winning documentary film which tells the story of Desmond Gentle, a 65-year old piano tuner from London, who, facing his future in retirement, “sitting in deck chairs and eating lemon drizzle cake”, decides instead to take on the most challenging and perilous delivery of his four decade career: transporting a 100 year-old upright piano from bustling London to the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas.
Desmond’s ambitious destination is a primary school in Lingshed, Zanskar. At 14,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the most isolated settlements in the world. If successful, the expedition will be the highest piano delivery in history. More importantly, it will be the ultimate gesture of music’s universal power: to inspire strength and bring joy.
Piano to Zanskar will have its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, June 23rd 2018.
Directed by: Michal Sulima
Produced by: Jarek Kotomski
Executive producer: Desmond O'Keeffe, M J McMahon
Music by: Ernst Reijseger and Daniel Sonabend
Trailer by: Nathan Coetzee