“You don’t just suddenly decide to be a pianist. Just like you don’t suddenly decide to be human.” At 14-year-old Natasha Lechner’s kitchen table the conversation rarely strays from the topic of music. She is the scion of a famed Argentinian family of pianists – the success started with her great-grandparents – and so expectations are high for ‘the next big thing in the Rue Bosquet’. Natasha’s teacher, mentor and advisor is her mother Karin Lechner who also broke through at an early age.
In his first long documentary, filmmaker Mariano Nante shows viewers an exceptional concert played together by various members of the family, but at the core of the film are the many intimate conversations between mother and daughter. Before, after and during the innumerable practice sessions they discuss what it’s like being famous so young, the importance of originality and – above all – what it means to be a pianist.