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Mrs. Carey’s Concert. Australia, 95 min.
Isn’t there a law that permits teachers to strangle adolescents? A must-see for high school teachers.
Karen Carey, a music teacher at an expensive girls’ school in Sidney, has a double problem. Besides preparing her classes for a grand performance in the Sidney Opera House, she has to battle adolescent angst. Emily, her star violinist, is willing to learn the Bruch concerto, but reserves her emotions for drug-ridden parties. The worst pain, however, comes from reluctant but intelligent choir member Iris, who abjures giggles and eye-rolling in favour of calmly stated logical arguments against her forced participation. It all works towards a wildly successful concert, featuring Handel, Bruch, Ravel and a spectacular performance of the grand march from Aida.