Argerich
Bloody Daughter
France, Switzerland, 2012, 95 minutes, SD
Argerich Synopsis

The world-renowned pianists Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich, two giants of classical music, are seen here under the scrutiny of their daughter Stephanie, now in her thirties and a mother herself.


Argerich is an warm, intimate and often funny family portrait that questions the relationship between a mother who is a quasi “goddess”, and a very private person, and her three daughters. Stephanie also uses the film to try to reconnect with her somewhat estranged father. Argerich explores with great subtlety the joys and difficulties of combining motherhood with an artistic career. A remarkable journey into the Argerich galaxy, with all its eccentricities, idiosyncrasies, problems, and, most importantly, love of music.

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Reviewed by josephcalingasa
This film is a daughter's homage to her parents, especially to her mother. Stephanie Argerich gives us touching details of their lives as a family and follows some important milestones... more
This film is a daughter's homage to her parents, especially to her mother. Stephanie Argerich gives us touching details of their lives as a family and follows some important milestones of her mother's career as a renowned pianist. The first scene, that of the daughter about to give birth, with her mother nearby, gives us a glimpse of the bond they share. You can see the anticipation and a bit of nervousness in Martha's face as her daughter deals with labor pains.It's one of that rare moments when a mother worries so much for her child, to go through a pain that she's gone through while conceiving that daughter. Very poignant scenes of the Argerich household gives viewers a peek on their family life. All in all this film is  a daughter's loving tribute for her mother and an appreciation of her beauty, strength and immense talent as a pianist that inspires people from all over. 
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
Very inspiring and heartwarming to see documentaries like this, from a daughter's point of view.  Viewers get to see a peek in the life of the Argerich livelihood and how... more
Very inspiring and heartwarming to see documentaries like this, from a daughter's point of view.  Viewers get to see a peek in the life of the Argerich livelihood and how it's like to have renowned parents like Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich. I envy their children, who seem to wake up and go to sleep with the strains of piano music filling the air, but on the other hand to feel anxiety towards them knowing that their parents lead busy lives and careers and always on tour being popular pianists. This is a very sincere perspective from someone who knows her parents really profoundly and would like to share the rest of the world their own story as it unfolds.  If you're an ardent piano fan then this is truly to your liking. 
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  • such great pianists!  Any daughter would be truly lucky to have very talented parents like Martha and Stephen. 

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  • such great pianists!  Any daughter would be truly lucky to have very talented parents like Martha and Stephen. 
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  • I find this a very personal and poignant account of a mother and daughter's infinite bond.

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