The Rhapsody

Saturday, Jan. 27 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT


A spellbinding story of survival. A long-lost musical masterpiece. A secret wartime diary revealed. A 98-year old artist reborn.

The Rhapsody is the astonishing story of composer Leo Spellman. Born as Leon Szpilman into a Polish musical dynasty that includes first cousin Wladyslaw Szpilman (portrayed by Adrien Brody in the Oscar-winning film The Pianist), Spellman is a Holocaust survivor who sets out on a riveting and emotional journey towards artistic liberation at the age of ninety-eight.

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The Rhapsody features a musical masterpiece lost for more than fifty years, a secret wartime diary revealed for the first time, a harrowing tale of survival told through animation and narration by Stephen Fry, powerful live concert performances and an uplifting return to the Polish town where Spellman spent eighteen terrifying months in hiding from the Nazis during World War II, fuelled by fear, heroic resistance and raw guts.

Directed by David Hoffert and produced by Brenda Hoffert, David Hoffert, Paul Hoffert and Jeff Preyra, The Rhapsody had its world premiere in Toronto in July 2022 to an enthusiastic, sold out audience and rave reviews. It has since been shown in several festivals including Miami, Australia and Hong Kong, where it won Best Documentary. Now, VisionTV is proud to present the two-hour, world network television premiere of The Rhapsody.

READ MORE: VisionTV Presents the World Television Network Premiere of The Rhapsody

The Rhapsody: Leo Spellman’s Incredible Second World War Survival and Musical Legacy Explored in New Documentary

Five Questions with The Rhapsody Director David Hoffert

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