Having worked as a piano tuner in London all his life, Desmond is now 65 and almost at retirement. He begins a journey to a school in Zanskar, a remote little mountain village in the Himalayas to deliver a piano. Those around him can’t understand why he won’t just take it easy cashing his pension checks, but unperturbed, Desmond treks on, taking 20 some year-old Anna and Harold as helpers and companions. Despite the perilously steep mountainsides they must travel while carrying a piano, there is no shortage of smiles as they care and show consideration for one another. Here is a magical journey of a person who wants to share what he loves the most with others, and his beautiful companions who want to take part in that goodwill despite hardships. (Billy CHOI)
Michal Sulima is a Warsaw-born film director and cinematographer. He graduated in photography from the University of the Arts London. He took a turn towards film-making and spent several years working in art and advertising fields. Piano to Zanskar is his independent debut, marking an entrance into the feature-length and documentary territory.