• Music


a film by Angela Schanelec
2023, 108 minutes


A quietly colossal achievement from one of contemporary cinema's preeminent image makers. On a stormy night in the mountains of Greece, a pair of wayward young people abandon their newborn child. Taken in by a family of farmers, Jon grows up without knowing his father or mother. Years later, after a tragic accident, he is sent to prison, where he meets Iro. The two form a connection, expressed through music, that will, by turns, haunt them and uphold them the rest of their days. Freely inspired by the story of Oedipus, Angela Schanelec's latest is as terrifying as myth and as gentle as a folk song.


"An immaculate work of cinema...exquisitely shot and unimpeachably assembled."
- Nicolas Rapold, ArtForum

"The celebration of a vision Schanelec has meticulously honed over the past three decades, like a late sonata by a composer who has fully come into their voice." -Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"[A] scintillating example of film’s uncanny ability to transcend itself, to operate on planes above, below and in between the images and soundscapes of which it is composed." -Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Music crashes into us like a star out of orbit." -Cahiers du Cinema

"An otherworldly revelation...Music is a beguiling film, one whose steady, exquisitely crafted frames only amplify the strength of emotions thrumming just beneath them." -Leonardo Goi, The Film Stage

"Without a doubt an encounter with cinema’s great capacity for approaching the unknown." -Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook

"The language of criticism, or even description, remains too crude to account for the rightness of Schanelec's montage." -Phil Coldiron, Cinema Scope

Press Materials

Press Kit & High Resolution Stills
Press Release

Where to watch

Coming soon to Theaters

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Festivals & Awards

Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival


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