Sir André Previn, born in Berlin in 1929, figures among the most
prominent musicians of the 20th and early 21st centuries. He won four
Academy Awards for his film scores, he composes concertos, musicals and
operas. He conducts, arranges music, and is a renowned pianist, as well
as a jazz musician. Previn’s first opera, ‚A Streetcar Named Desire’,
based on Tennessee Williams’ play, successfully premiered in San
Francisco, in 1998.
Our film mirrors Sir Previn’s affinities to
Europe as well as to the United States. He is at home in both worlds,
with their rather different cultural realities.
‘A Bridge Between
Two Worlds’ highlights Mr. Previn as the passionate narrator of his own
life story. He introduces us to his closest friends and colleagues,
among others Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mia Farrow (his wife for many years),
the playwright Tom Stoppard, the famous soprano Renée Fleming, his sons
Lukas, a rock musician, and Fletcher.