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A diverse assortment of Amadeophiles whose fascination with the legendary Austrian composer leads them to pursuits both creative and, sometimes, delusional.

Mozartballs is a light-hearted tribute to Mozart and explores what he symbolizes in our age. It is the antidote to the many 'serious' programs produced for the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.

It features curious characters that embody the spirit of Mozart — from a retired Swiss school teacher obsessed by all things Mozart, to an ex-pop musician in Oklahoma who believes that her body is actually inhabited by Mozart's spirit; from a computer genius in California whose software has created a new Mozart cello concerto in less than one second, to a piano-playing Austrian astronaut who carried a score of 'The Magic Flute' and delicious chocolate Mozartkugeln into space.

Disparate elements come together as the narrative unfolds. The soundtrack features an ever-present weave of Mozartian musical motifs

Director: Larry Weinstein
Writer; Thomas Wallner
Cinematography: John M. Tran
Editing: David New

Cast: David Cope, Lynette Erwin, Konrad Rich, Franz Viehbock, Steph Waller


“An exquisitely rendered documentary, delightfully exploring what fuels the Mozart obsession, this is perhaps the most avidly enjoyable of Toronto director Larry Weinstein's many films...juxtaposed and interwoven in an appropriately symphonic fashion to create an operetta of nuttiness  - EYE Weekly

'Mozartballs  emerges as a hilarious and educational look at how Mozart is still a popular icon 200 years after his exquisitely rendered documentary, delightfully explores what fuels the Mozart obsession.' ReelTalk

' 'antidote' to 'serious' celebrations of Mozart (who needs such a thing? Any sincere commemoration of Mozart would have to be fundementally joyous).' Bonnie Jo Dopp, Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, Educational Media Reviews Online

'Cheerfully buoyant...Transcending time and place, the film is as seductively sweet as the extraordinary Austrian chocolates that bear his name...delightful.' Booklist

'A whimsical snapshot of human obsession...An intriguing addition to collections supporting psychology or cultural anthropology.' School Library Journal

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