PG-13 | | Drama, Music
Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.
Shirley MacLaine won a Golden Globe for Best Actress (Drama) for this performance, but failed to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (for the same film). Prior to 2008, this was the only time a Best Actress Golden Globe-winner (Drama) was not also nominated for an Oscar for the same performance.
$172,740 16 October 1988