The piano movie ending explained film premiered stateside at the 2013 Fantastic Festand drew raves from critics and audiences alike, announcing the arrival of a talent whose ability to connect with audiences is as impressive as his versatility behind the scenes. Elijah, this is a character who starts off in an extraordinarily anxious place. By trying to redeem himself professionally, he becomes sort of personally empowered. How much of that was in the script and how much did you bring to it to make sure that he went on a real journey? It was there in the script.
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