Impromptu

1991, 107 min.

Impromptu (1991)

Awards

1992
Independent Spirit Award – Best Female Lead for Judy Davis

Production

Director James Lapine
Screenplay Sarah Kemochan
Cinematography Bruno de Keyzer
Music Frederic Chopin
Art Direction Gerard Daoudal, Anne Seible
Producer(s) Stuart Oken, Daniel A. Sherkow

Cast

Frederic Chopin Hugh Grant
George Sands / Aurora Judy Davis
Alfred De Musset Mandy Patinkin
Marie D’Agoult Bernadette Peters
Franz Liszt Julian Sands
Eugene Delacroix Ralphy Brown
Duchess D’Antan Emma Thomson

Story

George Sands was perhaps the most celebrated novelist of the early nineteenth century and its most notorious Bohemian, even better known in her own days than Charles Dickens. Frederic Chopin was among the greatest musicians of his age. A prodigy who rapidly gained a legendary reputation all over Europe as both a pianist and a composer. IMPROMPTU is the comic and tender tale of how George Sands and Chopin met; of how Sands recklessly pursued Chopin; how Chopin resisted Sands’ advances; of how, despite the best and most mischievous efforts of many of those around them, they eventually fell in love.