This is a moving documentary exploring the incredible transformative power of Chopin's Ballade Number 1, the piece of music that has cast a spell on millions of people around the world. Less than ten minutes long and extremely difficult to play, it demands extraordinary feats of control, speed, memory, power and dexterity. In this emotional documentary, two people from opposite sides of the world talk of its effect on their lives. Japanese teenager Momoka, still coming to terms with the earthquake that decimated her community, finds it the perfect outlet for releasing the anguish she hides inside. For Scottish music student Paul, recovering from his fifth brain surgery, the Ballade was literally life-changing - he credits its emotional pull for the return of his memory. Also commenting are four of the greatest pianists alive today: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lang Lang, Imogen Cooper and Stephen Hough.
Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
Kate's first musical film, centres around a dance studio in which dancers are rehearsing for a show. Kate is left alone when lightning strikes and suddenly a dancer, played by Miranda Richardson, with bandaged hands and red ballet shoes, comes through the mirror. She tricks Kate into drawing three symbols - a line, a cross and a curve - and handing over her soul in return for the red shoes which take her through the "doorway" in the mirror. A guide appears, played by Lindsay Kemp, explaining that the only way to break the spell is to "sing back the symbols", which Kate does in her unique artistic style. The film was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award.