From within an old London boardinghouse, eccentric and intractable piano teacher Irina Sousatzka (Shirley MacLaine) offers her services only to those with promise─and she finds a disciple in a gifted Indian teenager (Navin Chowdhry). Can she win the war of wills with her charge─as well as his family and handlers─when he insists he's ready for the concert stage? Offbeat drama co-stars Peggy Ashcroft, Twiggy, Leigh Lawson, Shabana Azmi; John Schlesinger directs. 121 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.