The Shanghai Quartet: Behind the Strings

by Michael Peroff

Michael Peroff

Documentary, Music
Film Feature
Montclair, New Jersey
When Mao’s Cultural Revolution ended, China’s door cracked open. Four young, classically-trained musicians seized the opportunity to flee to the West. They've performed for 35 years in the U.S. and around the world. Behind the Strings tells how they got there, and the price they pay to stay on top.