Making the Grade

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Focused on the bonds between teacher and student, this Irish documentary explores the world of piano lessons and musical exams.

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Directed by

  • Ken Wardrop('Undressing My Mother', 'His & Hers', 'Mom and Me')

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Documentary

85mins

Rating: Exempt

Ireland

Hollywood Reporter

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A gently amusing mosaic.

The Sunday Times (UK)

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The vision of the world expressed here is warm and lovely, full of irrepressible positivity. While all negativity is excluded from Wardrop's vision, life's darkness hovers outside the artfully constructed frame.

Irish Independent

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Wardrop's latest film uses the seemingly innocuous subject of piano lessons as the platform for an... absorbing human journey.

Stuff.co.nz (Graeme Tuckett)

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Without contrivance or any unearned sentiment, Wardrop goes out with his camera and his microphones, and comes home with a reason, again, to believe that human nature is not done with delighting us just yet.