Fanny: The Other Mendelssohn
Dir Sheila Hayman, UK, 2023, 97 mins
Isata Kanneh-Mason, Chi-Chi Nwanoku, Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Composer and pianist Fanny Mendelssohn was one of the 19th century’s brightest creative minds, but has been overshadowed by her brother, Felix. Directed by the composer’s own great-great-great granddaughter, this moving documentary draws from original manuscripts and letters, and features global pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason.
Overdue recognition for a ground-breaking genius THE GUARDIAN