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I Am Not a Rock Star

The sacrifice of self, the acclaim, the adoring crowds… classical pianist Marika Bournaki fits the role. But the title of Bobbi Jo Hart’s award- winning biographical documentary, I Am Not A Rock Star, speaks to the contradictions of Bournaki’s life.

Made over a span of eight years – following the classical phenom from 12-20 – Hart’s film amounts to a front row seat in the unfolding of a life and the forming of a personality. Shot in verité style in concert halls, hotels and airports around the world – and featuring stunning piano performances – the film turns Bournaki’s life into a visual narrative, revealing both the rewards and costs of a life dedicated to music.

I Am Not A Rock Star gives viewers a rare and candid look inside the world of classical music – a world that demands an elusive alchemy of sacrifice, talent and serendipity . As Marika seeks her place and identity in this world, we witness her conflict-ridden evolution from child to adult.



Director: Bobbi Jo Krals
Featuring: Marika Bournaki
Year: 2012
Runtime: 85 minutes
Country: Canada/USA/Russia
Language: English
Distributor: KinoSmith

Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR


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