New Movie Explores Child’s Deafness Through Beethoven

New Movie Explores Child’s Deafness Through Beethoven

Filmmaker’s son learns to play ‘Moonlight Sonata’

“Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements” explores Irene Taylor Brodsky’s eldest son Jonas’ adaptation to the world of sound after a cochlear implant surgery, the Duke Chronicle reports.

Jonas inherited a genetic mutation that caused his grandparents’ deafness, a topic explored in Brodsky’s previous film “Hear and Now,” in which his grandparents receive cochlear implants at the age of 65.

Jonas becomes interested in learning Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, a piece written by the famous composer when he was going deaf.

The camera records touching and revealing family moments, and gorgeous animation depicts a tormented Beethoven mourning his loss. “Moonlight Sonata” takes three stories, two of them intertwining, and challenges the audience to rethink the concept of deafness and loss.

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